Last month"s HDPE imports grew to 13,200 tonnes from 11,500 tonnes in
January, local companies increased their purchasing of film grade HDPE in
Uzbekistan and HDPE for extruded coating of steel pipes in Europe. Overall HDPE
imports exceeded 24,700 tonnes over the stated period versus 16,800 tonnes a
February linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)
imports rose to 11,900 tonnes from 9,000 tonnes a month earlier, with Middle
Eastern PE accounting for the main rise in shipments by stretch films producers.
LLDPE imports totalled 20,900 tonnes in the first two months of the year,
compared to 24,100 tonnes a year earlier. Lower imports were partially caused by
the increase in the domestic production.
Last month"s imports of low
density polyethylene (LDPE) grew to 7,500 tonnes, compared to 5,500 tonnes in
January, PE shipments from Europe increased. However, overall LDPE imports fell
to 13,000 tonnes in January-February 2017 from 14,300 tonnes a year earlier.
February EVA imports dropped to 2,300 tonnes from 2,400 tonnes a month
earlier. Imports of this ethylene copolymer grade grew by 54% over the stated
period to 4,700 tonnes.
Imports of other polymers of ethylene totalled
6,200 tonnes in the first two months of the year.