Ukraine’s non-ferrous metal exports rose in the first two months of the year, according to the State Customs Service of Ukraine data. Save for copper, the country increased its exports across all other non-ferrous metals, including aluminum, nickel, and lead.
Aluminum imports, exports rise
Aluminum and aluminum product shipments into Ukraine rose by 13.7pc to $57.71mn through the first two months of 2020 over the same period last year, of which $30.31mn worth of aluminum was imported in February. Aluminum exports also increased by 11.9pc during the same comparable periods to $16.83mn, $9.67mn of which was exported in February alone.
Copper imports, exports fall
Ukrainian copper exports declined by 15.9pc in the first two months of 2020, according to the data, and were only worth $9.81mn. February exports during those months totaled $5.89mn.
The country’s copper imports in January and February also fell by 1.2pc to $15.338mn, compared to the same period in 2019, with $8.45mn worth of copper and copper products imported in February, the data indicated.
Nickel and lead imports fall, exports rise
Nickel and nickel product exports increased by 18.2pc in January and February 2020 to $480,000 over the same period last year. Of total exports, $320,000 worth were exported in February. However, nickel imports fell by 11.3pc during the same period to around $14mn, of which around $6mn worth of nickel was imported in February.
Lead and lead product imports into Ukraine decreased significantly in January and February 2020. Lead shipments into the country decreased by 60.6pc to $896,000 compared to the previous year, of which $364,000 worth of shipments were received in February. Lead exports, however, rose by 73.7pc during the same period to $7.3mn. Around $2.6mn worth of lead was exported in February alone, the customs data indicated.