According to new data published by the statistical service of the European Union, in September 2022, the countries of the bloc imported 578.7 tons of Russian titanium and products from it, which is 39% more than in August and 13% more than a year ago .
Germany imported 306.8 tons of titanium from Russia, an increase of 11% compared to the previous month, and France – 128.5 tons, more than twice the level of purchases in August.
Among other active buyers of Russian aviation metal in September 2022 were Austria (44.7 tons), Belgium (24.5 tons), Estonia (30.2 tons), the Netherlands (17.5 tons), Italy (14.9 tons), Spain (9.2 tons) and Poland (2.2 tons).
In total, in the first nine months of 2022, the EU imported 6,445.7 tons of titanium from Russia, which 39% more than in the same period in 2021. In monetary terms, deliveries of Russian titanium to Europe have increased by 76% since the beginning of the year.