Ukraine is suffering from the drastic shortage of scrap. This has already affected output and the country economy, say Zaporozhye and Mariupol mayors in their letter to the parliament.
In 2015 Ukraine exported 1.25 million tons of scrap, and this year the Ministry of economical development and trade wants to reach the same results.
According to the mayors, this results in unemployment, fall of competitiveness and decline of economy. They believe, that the increase of scrap export duty from 10 euro per ton to 35 euro can solve the problem. (Ukrainian metal)