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In Ukraine PP imports in July grew by fourth

August 11/2011

(MRC) -- In July, Ukrainian companies increased PP imports to 8.2KT that was by fourth more than in June, according to MRC DataScope. The main growth of imports fell at propylene. Over the seven months, imports of PP to the Ukrainian market made about 41 KT, which was slightly less than in 2010.

Significant imports of the polymer in June-July was stipulated be a long shutdown for maintenance in May-June of the Ukrainian Linik (ТNК-ВР Group) as well as technical problems in July-August.

Last summer Ukrainian companies purchased PP in the Middle East (Teldene H03BPM raffia by Saudi company NatPet).

This July, significant volumes of Egyptian polymer appeared in the domestic market (raffia and IM PP-homo Orientene FB552R and Orientene RF550 by Egyptian Propylene Chemical).

At the expense of price politics, PP from Middle East and Africa is actively substituting domestic material. Also supplies of PP-homo from Russia (Stavrolen) are growing - PPG 1035-08 raffia.

Detailed interpretation of analytics on Ukrainian market of PP by grades, technologies, converters is available in MRC DataScope for May, June and July 2011.

Tags:PP, propylene, Stavrolen.
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