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Imports of Chinese injection moulding PET chips to Russia decreased almost four times in September

October 16/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Import deliveries of Chinese injection moulded PET chips to the Russian market decreased in September this year by 72% compared to the same month last year - to 4,430 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

The same indicator in August 2018 amounted to 15,640 tonnes. Shipments from China increased by 15% to 100,000 tonnes in the nine months of this year. The share of imports from China amounted to 90% against 86% for the same period last year. The leading Chinese suppliers to the Russian market were producers Yisheng, Wankai and Sinopec.

Imports of injection moulded PET chips to the Russian market in September decreased by 70% compared to September 2018 and amounted to 5,000 tonnes (excluding supplies from Belarus). Imports reached 8,910 tonnes in August of this year, up 44% year on year.

Nevertheless, the total volume of imports of bottle grade PET grew by 10% to 111,000 tonnes in January-September of this year against 101,000 tonnes in the same period last year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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