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PE imports to Ukraine up 5% over the seven months

August 15/2011

MOSCOW  (MRC) -- Over the seven months, Ukrainian companies increased PE imports to 174.3 KT, that was 5% more year on year. In July, total volume of PE import made 23.3 KT, according to MRC DataScope.

This year the peak of PE import to the Ukrainian market was observed in March (27.5 KT). Low pressure polyethylene (HDPE) prevails in the import supplies.

PE imports to Ukraine up 5% over seven months

Overall volume of HDPE import in 2011 increased by 19% and made 76.4 KT. Other PE grades demonstrated negative dynamic. Following the seven months results, the supplies of LDPE and LLDPE decreased by 2% and 10% respectively.

The structure of HDPE supplies to the Ukrainian market has changed significantly. The largest increase in imports was observed in the sector of pipe polyethylene. This year supplies to this sector has increased by 52% and made 22.3KT (including supplies of uncolored pipe HDPE).

The leader of pipe HDPE market leader is colored PE100 by Sabic. In July, the most significant increase in pipe PE import was fixed in the material for production of pressure water pipe of PE4PP25B grade by Stavrolen.

Return to HDPE production at Karpatneftechem (Lukoil group) in 2010 reduced the volume of PE film import by 2% to 25.5KT. The leaders in imports are PE grades of Liten FB 75 (Czech company Unipetrol) and PE 293-285D (Russian Kazanorgsyntez).

Full interpretation of the analytics on the Ukrainian PE market by grades, technologies, converters is available in MRC DataScope for May, June and July, 2011

Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, water-pressure pipes, Kazanorhsyntez, Lukoyl, Unipetrol.
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