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Exports of coke and semi-coke shrank by 43.6% in physical terms

According to Interfax-Ukraine, with reference to the data of the State Tax Service of Ukraine, in 2019, Ukraine increased imports of coke and semi-coke by 4.4% to 876.938 thousand tons against 2018.

In monetary terms, Ukraine’s imports of coke and semi-coke declined by 4.6% to $263.429 million last year.

The products were mainly imported from Russia (77% of shipments in monetary terms), Poland (12.28%), and Colombia (4.46%).

At the same time, in 2019 Ukraine reduced exports of coke and semi-coke by 43.6% in physical terms against 2018, down to 14.421 thousand tons. In monetary terms, Ukraine’s exports of coke and semi-coke dropped by 59.8% to $2.715 million.

The products were mainly exported to Belarus (23.78% of shipments in monetary terms), Moldova (19.48%), and Romania (17.67%).

As reported by GMK Center earlier in 2019, Ukrainian coke plants cut production of blast-furnace coke by 7.1% against 2018, down to 10 million tons.

Coke plants mostly decreased their output. Only ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih and Yuzhkoks were able to ramp up production.