Ukrainian mining and metallurgical companies in 2020 increased the export of ore and iron ore concentrates by 16% compared to 2019 - up to 46.3 million tons. In monetary terms, the export of iron ore raw materials for the year increased by 24.8% to $ 4.24 billion.
In the opinion of the Ukrmetallurgprom association of enterprises, such a significant growth became possible primarily due to the efforts of Ukrzaliznytsia, which was able to ensure the transportation of almost 100% of the total export of ore and iron ore concentrates in 2020.
Despite the severe quarantine and economic downturn, Ukrzaliznytsya managed to significantly reduce the turnover of the carriage by simultaneously eliminating bottlenecks on the railway, which, in particular, made it possible to complete the order for the shipment of goods in the second half of 2020 in full despite the increase in seasonal demand for rail transportation.
“That is why we want to pay our respects and on behalf of all members of the Ukrmetallurgprom enterprise association we express our maximum support to the management of Ukrzaliznytsia on the way to carry out reforms and create a company focused primarily on the needs of the domestic commodity producer,” the association said.