Ukrainian enterprises in January-June of this year increased the export of ferrous scrap by 13.7 times compared to the same period last year - up to 230.97 thousand tons, including 84.63 thousand tons of scrap in June .
According to statistics released by the State Customs Service, in monetary terms, the export of scrap metal increased 19.2 times - up to 82.86 million dollars, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
At the same time, in January-June of this year, the country increased the import of scrap metal in physical terms by 36.6% - up to 12.55 thousand tons. In monetary terms, the import of scrap increased 2.1 times - up to $ 22.331 million.
The import of scrap metal in January-June of this year was carried out mainly from Turkey (62.36% of deliveries in monetary terms), the Russian Federation (30.73%) and the USA (1.82%); export - to Turkey (97.05%), Germany (0.83%) and Lithuania (0.69%).
Earlier it was reported that the Cabinet of Ministers may introduce a temporary ban on the export of scrap metal if the European Union applies such measures.
Recall that the metallurgical lobby of Ukraine called on the government to immediately impose a ban on the export of scrap metal for 3 years. A corresponding appeal was sent to Prime Minister Denis Shmyhal by the impoverishment of Ukrmetallurgprom and Turboprom. Later, they were joined by the electric steel-making complex "Interpipe Steel" of the international vertically integrated tube-and-wheel company "Interpipe" (Dnipro), which melts steel in electric furnaces and consumes scrap metal as raw materials.