January shipments of homopolymer PP decreased to 2,600 tonnes from 5,200
tonnes and 4,100 tonnes in January and December 2016, respectively. Local
companies significantly reduced their shipments of homopolymer PP raffia.
Last year"s overall imports of this PP grade exceeded 72,500 tonnes.
Last month"s imports of block copolymers of propylene (PP block
copolymers) were 2,700 tonnes, compared to 2,500 tonnes in January 2016 and
2,000 tonnes in December 2016. Local companies increased their purchasing of PP
block copolymer for injection moulding and compounding. Imports of PP block
copolymer to Russia reached 30,800 tonnes during the entire year of
January imports of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random
copolymers) were slightly less than 2,000 tonnes, compared to 1,700 tonnes in
January 2016 and 3,700 tonnes in December 2016. Weak seasonal demand for
finished products forced local converters to limit their purchasing of PP random
copolymers in foreign markets, despite rather low prices. Overall imports of
this PP grade totalled 34,800 tonnes in 2016.
Imports of other propylene
polymers were 2,300 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 1,700 tonnes a