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PE import to Russia keeps growing

July 11/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) -- PE import to Russia has kept growing steadily since January. In June PE import rose to the record level of 64,700 tonnes. Over the past six months the total PE import has reached the level of 331,000 tonnes, up 16% year-on-year, report MRC analysts.

In June Russian traders dramatically increased import volumes of PE to the domestic market. Following the results of last month import supply surged up to the record level of 64,700 tonnes, up 11% from May. The main increase was in the import of HDPE.

HDPE import exceeded 35,000 tonnes last month, up 15% from May. PE supply for pipe production made 12,000 tonnes and film HDPE made about 8,000 tonnes out of the total amount. Over the past six months HDPE import amounted to about 175,000 tonnes, up 14% year-on-year.

LDPE import totaled to about 11,800 tonnes. As expected, the main growth was in PE supply from Belarus. Total year-to-date import volumes of LDPE rose by 21% and made about 61,100 tonnes.

In June LLDPE import grew by 13% from May and reached the levell of 14,000 tonnes. The share of Middle-East PE makers increased up to 37% in the total volume of LLDPE import. The year-to-date LLDPE import to Russia made about 73,400 tonnes.

In general, total year-to-date import volumes of PE and ethylene copolymers to Russia made about 331,000 tonnes, up 16% year-on-year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:LLDPE, HDPE, other pipes, polyethylene.
Category:General News
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