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HIPS and GPPS imports to Russia rose by 4% in the first ten months of 2017

November 17/2017

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of high impact polystyrene (HIPS) and general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) into Russia increased by 4% in the first ten months of the year to 40,300 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

Higher HIPS imports boosted the overall shipments, whereas GPPS imports have slightly decreased. October imports of GPPS into Russia grew by 10% to 1,870 tonnes, compared with 1,700 tonnes in September. The imports of Styrolution production material decreased to 320 tonnes against 420 tonnes a month earlier. Imports from China were 230 tonnes, compared to 540 tonnes in September.

Imports of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) to the Russian domestic market decreased in the first ten months of 2017 by 3% year on year to 21,200 tonnes from 21,900 tonnes in a year earlier. Supplies from Styrolution reached 10,400 tonnes or 49% from the total imports of GPPS from the beginning of the year against 14,200 tonnes and a share of 65% in January-October of last year.

October imports of HIPS into Russia decreased by 33% to 1,360 tonnes, compared with 2,040 tonnes in September. In terms of producers last month, it is worth noting the reduction in shipments of Styrolution"s material to 460 tonnes from 620 tonnes a month earlier. Overall HIPS imports rose by 12% year on year in the first ten months of 2017 to 19,100 tonnes from 17,000 tonnes a year earlier. As a result of ten months, the volume of imports from all major suppliers of HIPS increased to Russia.

Styrolution"s shipments grew by 16% to 7,300 tonnes, compared to 6,300  tonnes a year earlier. Shipments of Italian Polimeri Europa grew by 17% to 5,400 tonnes, compared to 4,600 tonnes a year earlier. Converters directly purchased 15,900 tonnes or 84% of the total GPPS imports in January-October 2017.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PS, EPS, GPPS, HIPS, Styrolution, Russia.
Category:General News
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