Ukrainian metal companies in January-February 2021 increased earnings from exports of ferrous metals by 8.2% compared to the same period last year, to $1.51 billion.
According to updated statistics released by the State Customs Service, the share of ferrous metals of total FX earnings was 17.82% compared with 17.2% a year ago.
In February, earnings from exports of ferrous metals amounted to $764.6 million.
At the same time, Ukraine reduced imports of similar products by 12.1% in January-February 2021, to $121.53 million. In February, this figure was $63.798 million.
In addition, Ukraine increased exports of metal products by 5.7% in the first two months of 2021, to $140.613 million. In February, their export amounted to $77.148 million.
During this period, imports of metal products increased by 1.4%, to $125.407 million. In February, they were imported for $72.504 million.
As reported, in 2020, Ukrainian metal companies reduced earnings from exports of ferrous metals by 12% compared to the previous year, to $7.690 billion. At the same time, Ukraine in 2020 reduced imports of similar products by 17%, to $1.040 billion.