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PP imports to Ukraine increased by 4% in October

November 18/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) to Ukraine increased by 4% in October, compared with the September level.
The reduction in the supply of Russian and European PP was offset by significant growth in imports from the Middle East, according to MRC DataScope.

November PP imports to Ukraine has increased to 11,600 tonnes, compared with 11,200 tonnes in September. The growth of imports was seen in the markets of homopolymer PP and stat-copolymer of propylene (PP-random). Serious increase the supply of polypropylene from Saudi Arabia offset the decline in the supply of polymer from other regions.

Structure of imports of polypropylene looked as follows. External supply of homopolymer PP in October rose to 8,500 tonnes from 8,200 tonnes in the previous month. Only Saudi producers increased their PP imports to October to Ukraine (3,400 tonne in October, from 2,600 tonnes in September), while imports from other countries, on the contrary, fell.  Total PP imports to Ukraine was 84,900 tonnes in the first ten months of the year, compared with 62,800 tonnes year on year.

Imports of block copolymers of propylene (PP-block) last month fell by 5% compared with September to 1,500 tonnes. The demand in the sector of injection moulding and pressure pipes has weakened. Total imports of PP-block fell to 13,700 tonnes in the first ten moths of the year, down by 15% year on year.
Imports of PP-random grew by 12% in October, from the September"s level. The main increase occurred for the supply of pressure pipes and BOPP films. Total imports of stat-copolymers of propylene to Ukraine exceeded 10,000 tonnes, from 7,800 tonnes year on year.

Imports of other polymers of propylene in October remained at the level of September and exceeded 300 tonnes. Total imports of PP to Ukraine was more than 112,000 tonnes in the first ten months of the year, up 23% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP-Impact, PP-Homo, PP-Random, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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