Ukrainian enterprises increased imports of copper and copper products in terms of money by 24.1% in January-August 2019 compared with similar period of 2018, to $75.131 million.
Exports of copper and copper products decreased 47.6% over the year to $58.229 million, according to customs statistics released by the State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.
In August, copper and copper products were imported to the tune of $11.752 million, and copper exports were estimated at $6.065 million.
In addition, in January-August 2019, Ukraine decreased imports of nickel and products made of it by 12.2%, to $58.301 million (imports in August were estimated at $5.468 million), while imports of aluminum and products made of it increased 5.7%, to $261.639 million ($33.214 million). Imports of lead and products made of it increased by 1.5%, to $8.906 million ($1.426 million) and imports of tin and products made of it decreased 27.7%, to $2.354 million ($0.316 million). Imports of zinc and zinc goods decreased 18.3%, to $48.884 million ($7.016 million).
Exports of aluminum and products made of it decreased 26.1% in January-August 2019, to $69.697 million ($9.157 million in August alone), while shipments of lead abroad decreased 32.7%, to $16.843 million ($1.929 million). Exports of nickel fell by 40.2%, to $3.48 million ($0.213 million in August).
Zinc exports in January-August 2019 amounted to $0.416 million ($0.031 million in August) compared to $0.18 in January-August 2018.
Exports of tin and products made of it in January-August 2019 were estimated at $0.03 million (no tin was exported in August) compared to $0.288 million in January-August 2018.