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PE imports to Ukraine rose by 9% in H1 2019

July 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polyethylene (PE) into Ukraine increased to about 131,100 tonnes in the first six months of 2019, up 9% compared to the same period of 2018. The high density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the main increase in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

Last month"s PE imports to Ukraine dropped to 19,800 tonnes from 21,100 tonnes in June, shipments of HDPE decreased. Overall PE imports reached 131,100 tonnes in January-June 2019, compared to 120,500 tonnes a year earlier. Import deliveries of HDPE and linear polyethylene increased, while imports of other types of ethylene polymers decreased.

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

Last month"s HDPE imports fell to 6,800 tonnes from 8,700 tonnes in June, with pipe grade PE accounting for the reduction in shipments. Overall HDPE imports reached 48,800 tonnes in the first six months of 2019, compared to 37,200 tonnes a year earlier.

June imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) into Ukraine were about 5,700 tonnes against 5,100 tonnes a month earlier. Overall LDPE imports reached 37,400 tonnes over the stated period, down 5% year on year.

Last month"s imports of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) were about 6,400 tonnes, compared to 6,500 tonnes in May. In general, January - June LLDPE imports into Ukraine increased to 38,800 tonnes compared with 36,900 tonnes year on year.

Imports of other grades of polyethylene, including EVA for the period under review reached about 6,200 tonnes against 7,000 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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