In January-May Ukraine increased earnings from ferrous metals exports by 24.5% YoY, to $3.378 billion.
According to the State Fiscal Service, ferrous metals accounted for 19.59% of all export revenue (19.81% in January-May 2016). In May ferrous exports brought $737.999 million.
At the same time, according to the customs statistics, Ukraine increased imports of ferrous metals by 38.3%, to $399.249 million, with $107.873 million in May.
Metal wares exports in 5 months totaled $333.577 million, up by 27.4% YoY, with 71.333 million in May. Imports increased by 23.4%, to $292.937 million, with $66.207 million in May. (Ukrainian metal)