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PP imports to Kazakhstan up 2% in January-September 2018

November 02/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Kazakhstan exceeded 25,400 tonnes in first nine months of this year, up 2% compared to the same period of 2017. Export volumes remained unchanged, according to MRC analysts.

September PP imports into Kazakhstan decreased to 3,300 tonnes against 3,900 tonnes a month earlier, local converters reduced their purchases of PP in Russia. Overall PP imports into the country exceeded 25,400 tonnes in the first nine months of the year, compared to 24,800 tonnes a year earlier. Export sales of Kazakh polypropylene remained at the level of 2017.

The structure of PP imports by grades looked the following way over the stated period.

September imports of homopolymer PP into the country were about 2,000 tonnes compared with 2,700 tonnes in August. Local companies had faced with restrictions in the supply of homopolymer PP from Russian producers. Total PP imports into Kazakhstan exceeded 18,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2018, up 19% year on year.

September imports of propylene copolymers remained at the level of 1,300 tonnes, which corresponds to the August figure. Total propylene copolymers imports into Kazakhstan were 7,400 tonnes in the first nine months of the year, down by 3% year on year.

Total PP exports from the country were about 18,400 tonnes in the first nine months of this year, the same figures as in 2017. Russian producers accounted for about 90% of the total imports.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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