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HDPE imports to Russia up by 44% in Jan-Oct 2019

November 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) into Russia grew in January-October 2019 by 44% year on year. Pipe grade and film grade polyethylene (PE) accounted for the greatest increase in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

October HDPE imports fell to 28,200 tonnes from 34,500 tonnes a month earlier, with Uzbek HDPE accounting for the main decrease. Overall HDPE imports reached 295,100 tonnes in the first ten months of 2019, compared to 204,400 tonnes a year earlier, PE imports rose in all consumption sectors, with film grade and pipe grade HDPE accounting for the largest increase in shipments.

Imports of pipe grade PE grew almost by two-fold year on year in the first ten months of 2019 to 45,800 tonnes. Producers from Saudi Arabia and South Korea accounted for the bulk of shipments.

Imports of film grade HDPE reached 105,400 tonnes versus 65,300 tonnes a year earlier. Uzbekistan has been the key supplier in this segment for the past years.

Injection moulding HDPE accounted for the least increase in imports, totalling slightly over 53,000 tonnes over the stated period versus 46,800 tonnes a year earlier. Producers from Uzbekistan, the UAE and Thailand are the main suppliers.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, injection moulding, film extrusion, pipe extrusion, Russia.
Category:General News
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