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PP imports to Belarus rose by 7.1% in Q1 2019

May 22/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus slightly exceeded 24,600 tonnes in first three months of this year, up 7.1% year on year, compared to the same period of 2018. The greatest increase in imports occurred for homopolymer PP, according to MRC DataScope.

March PP imports to Belarus were about 8,600 tonnes, compared to 8,200 tonnes a month earlier, local companies raised their purchasing of propylene copolymer in Russia. Total PP imports into the country exceeded 24,600 tonnes in January-March, compared with 22,900 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.

March imports of homopolymer PP into the country exceeded 6,000 tonnes, which is comparable to the figure a month earlier. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached  17,400 tonnes in the first three months of the year, up by 10.3% year on year. Russian producers with the share of about 86% of the total shipments were the key suppliers.

March imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus were 2,600 tonnes versus 2,200 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 7,200 tonnes in Jan-March 2019, up 0.3% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Belarus.
Category:General News
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