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Ukraine ups Russian metal exports

Ukraine increased metal exports to Russia 14.7% to 3.02 million tons in 2007 compared to a year earlier.

Russia's share in the country's total metal exports went up from 8.3% to 9.4%. In money terms, Ukraine's sales of metals to Russia surged 42% to $2.101 billion, and their share in total sales amount rose from 11.3% to 12.6%.

Ukraine's metal exports to the CIS (including Russia) climbed 21% to 4.776 million tons in 2007. In money terms, exports grew 52.3% to $3.209 billion. Meanwhile, the country's total metal exports edged up 1.8% to 32.217 million tons. (rbcnews)