Ukraine in January-May 2021 increased the export of titanium-containing ores and concentrate in physical terms by 4.93% compared to the same period last year - up to 262.039 thousand tons.
According to statistics released by the State Customs Service (GTS), in monetary terms, the export of titanium ores and concentrate increased by 11.8% to $ 67.439 million. At the same time, the main export was carried out to China (24.44% of supplies in monetary terms), the Russian Federation (15.3%) and Turkey (14.51%).
Ukraine during the specified period imported 300 tons of titanium-containing ores from Senegal in the amount of 267 thousand dollars, while in January-May 2020 it imported 378 tons from this country for 285 thousand dollars.
As reported, in 2020 Ukraine reduced the export of titanium-containing ores and concentrate in physical terms by 13.5% compared to 2019 - to 536.868 thousand tons, in monetary terms, exports decreased by 10.5% - to 138.339 million dollars. At the same time, the main export was carried out to Mexico (17.98% of deliveries in monetary terms), the Czech Republic (16.99%) and the Russian Federation (10.02%).
Ukraine in 2020 imported 1,010 thousand tons of titanium-containing ores from Senegal (96.84%) and the United States (3.16%) in the amount of 855 thousand dollars, while in 2019 - 791 tons of ore from Senegal (99 , 82%) and Vietnam for 556 thousand dollars.
In Ukraine, titanium-containing ores are currently mined mainly at the United Mining and Chemical Company (OGHK), which controls the Volnogorsk Mining and Metallurgical Plant (VGMK, Dnepropetrovsk Region) and the Irshansk Mining and Processing Plant (IGOK , Zhytomyr region), as well as OOO Mezhdurechensky GOK and OOO Valki-Ilmenite (both OOO Irshansk, Zhytomyr region). In addition, the production and commercial company Velta (Dnipro) has built an ore mining and processing plant at the Birzulovskoye field with a capacity of 240 thousand tons of ilmenite concentrate per year. Holding company Velta Group Global Ltd. registered in London in November 2011.