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PE imports to Kazakhstan up 9% in January-September 2018

November 02/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polyethylene (PE) into Kazakhstan grew in January-September 2018 by 9% year on year, totalling 99,300 tonnes. Only shipments of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) increased, reported MRC analysts.

September PE imports to Kazakhstan rose to about 11,300 tonnes from 10,000 tonnes a month earlier, local companies increased their purchasing of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and high density polyethylene (HDPE) in Russia and Asia. Overall PE imports into the country were 99,300 tonnes in the first nine months of the year, compared to 91,400 tonnes a year earlier. HDPE and LLDPE shipments increased, whereas demand for LDPE subsided.

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

September HDPE imports to Kazakhstan grew to 8,500 tonnes from 7,400 a month earlier. Local companies managed to raise their PE purchasing in Russia and Uzbekistan. Thus, overall HDPE imports exceeded 78,100 tonnes in the first nine months of 2018, up by 12% year on year.

September imports of LDPE by local companies decreased to 1,400 tonnes against 1,600 tonnes, on a limited supply from Russian producers. Total imports of LDPE into Kazakhstan were about 13,700 tonnes in January-September, down 17% year on year.

Purchasing of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) by local companies was 7,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2018, compared to 5,200 tonnes a month earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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