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PP imports to Belarus rose by 7.6% in January-February

April 24/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased to about 16,000 tonnes in first two months of this year, up 7.6% year on year, compared to the same period of 2018. The greatest increase in imports occurred for homopolymer PP, according to MRC DataScope.

February PP imports to Belarus were about 8,200 tonnes, compared to 7,800 tonnes a month earlier, local companies raised their purchasing of propylene homopolymers (homopolymer PP) in Russia. Total PP imports into the country reached 16,000 tonnes in January-February, compared with 14,900 tonnes year on year. The demand for  homopolymer PP increased significantly, but demand for propylene copolymers grew slightly.

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

February imports of homopolymer PP to the Belarusian market increased to 6,000 tonnes from 5,300 tonnes a month earlier, shipments of homopolymer PP from Russia increased. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached  11,300 tonnes in the first two months of the year, up by 10.8% year on year. Russian producers with the share of about 88% of the total shipments were the key suppliers.

February imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus were 2,200 tonnes versus 2,400 tonnes a month earlier, local companies decreased their procurement of injection moulding statistical copolymers (PP random copolymers) in Russia. Total imports of propylene copolymers in the country reached 4,600 tonnes in Jan-Feb 2019, up 0.5% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer.
Category:General News
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