State Statistics Service of Ukraine (GSSU) summed up the work of titanium industry in the country with foreign contractors for the first half of this year. According to data released by the specialists of the central statistical authority of the State, for the period from January to June (inclusive) Ukrainian producers exported 72.2 thousand. Tons of TiO2 (titanium dioxide). This is by 2.3% more than in the same period in 2011. In monetary terms the volume of export of Ukrainian enterprises for these products amounted to 171 million. US dollars.
Also, representatives of GSSU published statistics on the volume of export of titanium dioxide with monthly detail. In particular, in the last month I half of the number of products sent by foreign buyers has decreased (in comparison with the same month last year) by 6.3% — to 10.7 thousand tons. Revenues from trading operations on export (when compared to the June data of the past and current years) showed a similar trend, falling to 25.2 million. USD (with a difference in terms of sales last year of 6.9%).
Now TiO2 is the staple Ukrainian titanium industry. The assets of the sector partly controls the businessman Dmitry Firtash, who had previously declared its readiness to establish at the domestic enterprises with a higher value-added production of titanium products. At present, the State Property Fund of Ukraine is preparing for the privatization of state-owned part of the assets of several organizations, including the controlling interest of the most powerful producer dioxide — PJSC «Crimean Titan».