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PP imports to Belarus rose by 10.8% in Jan-July 2019

September 19/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased to about 64,600 tonnes in the seven months of this year, up 10.8% year on year, compared to the same period of 2018. All PP grades accounted for the increase in shipments, according to a MRC"s DataScope report.

July PP imports into Belarus decreased to about 8,700 tonnes against 10,200 tonnes a month earlier, the local companies reduced the volume of purchases of polypropylene copolymers, whereas homopolymer PP purchases increased. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 64,600 tonnes in January-July 2019, compared to 58,300 tonnes a year earlier, demand increased for all PP grades, with propylene copolymers accounting for the greatest rise.

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


July imports of homopolymer PP to the Belarusian market increased to 6,700 tonnes from 5,800 tonnes a month earlier, shipments of homopolymer PP from Russia increased. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached  43,000 tonnes in the first seven months of the year, up by 9.5% year on year. Russian producers with the share of about 86% of the total shipments were the key suppliers.

July imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus were 2,100 tonnes versus 4,400 tonnes a month earlier, local companies decreased their procurement of injection moulding block copolymers of propylene in Russia. Total imports of propylene copolymers in the country reached 21,600 tonnes in Jan-July 2019, up 13.3% year on year.

mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Belarus.
Category:General News
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