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Imports of injection moulding PET into Russia increased by 9% in Jan-Oct 2019

November 14/2019
MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of PET chips into Russia increased by 9% in ten months of this year compared to the same time a year ago and reached 118,000 tonnes (excluding supplies from Belarus over the past two months), according to MRC"s DataScope.

Russia"s PET imports increased by 26% in October to 6,300 tonnes  against 5,000 tonnes in September; last October, material imports amounted to 7,020 tonnes.

The share of Chinese material was 92% (5,800 tonnes) in October versus 89% (4,400 tonnes) a month earlier. In October last year, the share of Chinese material in total imports amounted to 81% (5,700 tonnes).
As MRC reported earlier, 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).

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, Russia.
Category:General News
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