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PP imports to Ukraine surged by 20% in January-November 2013

December 13/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Ukraine rose over the first eleven months of 2013 by 20% year on year. Producers from Saudi Arabia, India and Russia accounted for the main increase in imports, according to MRC DataScope.


November PP imports to Ukraine dropped to 9,700 tonnes from 11,600 tonnes in October. The overall PP imports to the Ukrainian market rose to 121,800 tonnes in January-November 2013 from 101,400 tonnes a year earlier. A surge in imports from Saudi Arabia, India and Russia was caused by an outage at the local producer (Linik) amid stronger demand in the market.

The structure of PP imports by grades looks the following way.

Imports of homopolymers of propylene (homopolymer PP) fell in November to 7,600 tonnes from 8,500 tonnes in the previous month. The overall imports of homopolymer PP rose to 92,500 tonnes over the first eleven months of 2013 from 70,200 tonnes a year earlier. Imports from Russia increased to 13,300 tonnes from 1,500 tonnes in 2012, while imports from India and Saudi Arabia grew to 6,000 tonnes and 28,000 tonnes, respectively, from 3,000 tonnes and 18,700 tonnes a year earlier.

Imports of block copolymers of propylene (PP-impact)    almost halved last month and was about 840 tonnes (1,500 tonnes in October) because of weaker demand in the injection moulding sector. Imports of PP-impact dropped to 14,500 tonnes in January-November 2013, down by 20% year on year.


November imports of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP-random) fell almost by a quarter to 1,000 tonnes (1,300 tonnes in October).  Imports of PP-random to Ukraine exceeded 11,000 tonnes over the first eleven months of the year, while this figure was 8,500 tonnes a year earlier. The growth in demand was registered in all sectors of consumption (BOPP films, pipes, injection moulding)  wiht the exception of the sheet extrusion sector.

Imports of other polymers of propylene fell by 20% in January-November of 2013 to 3,600 tonnes.

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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP-Impact, PP-Homo, PP-Random, IM, sheet extrusion, pipe extrusion, BOPP films, Linik, India, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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