The throughput of Novorossiysk Sea Trade Port in January-May totaled 59.752 million tons, up by 2.2% YoY.
Ferrous metals and pig iron accounted for 5.483 million tons, down by 1.5%.
The drop is due among other things to the implementation of import duties in the US.
Non-ferrous metals throughput dropped by 17.8%, to 0.354 million tons.
At the same time the throughput of iron ore raw materials went up by 20.6%, to 1.268 million tons, mostly because of the growth of briquettes sales to Europe and Asia. (Ukrainian metal)