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PE imports into Kazakhstan increased by 27% in January-November 2017

January 10/2018
MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polyethylene (PE) in Kazakhstan increased by 27% in the eleven months of 2017 compared to the same period of 2016 and amounted to about 112,000 tonnes. Shipments of all PE grades increased, according to MRC DataScope.

November PE imports to Kazakhstan rose to 12,000 tonnes from 8,500 tonnes a month earlier, local companies significantly increased their purchasing of high density polyethylene (HDPE) in Russia and Uzbekistan. Total PE imports into the country were about 112,000 tonnes in January - November 2017, compared with 87,900 tonnes in the same time a year earlier. Purchasing of all PE grades rose, with HDPE accounting for the greatest increase. The structure of PE imports by grades looked the following way over the stated period.
November HDPE imports to Kazakhstan grew to 9,600 tonnes from 6,600 a month earlier. Local companies managed to increase PE purchasing in Russia after several months of severe restrictions from local producers because of shutdowns for maintenance, as well as increased delivery from Uzbekistan. Thus, overall HDPE imports reached 86,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2017, up by 31% year on year.

November purchases of LDPE by local companies increased to 1,700 tonnes from 1,700 tonnes in October, Russian producers raised their shipments slightly. Overall LDPE imports into Kazakhstan totalled about 19,700 tonnes over the stated period, up by 13% year on year.

Purchasing of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) by local companies was 6,300 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2017, compared to 4,800 tonnes a month earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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