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PE imports into Russia increased by 17% in January-November

December 12/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polyethylene (DPE) into Russia grew in January-November 2019 by 17% year on year to 667 ,000 tonnes.
The greatest increase in supply occurred for high density polyethylene (HDPE), according to MRC DataScope.

November imports of polyethylene grew to 64,300 tonnes against 56,640 tonnes a month earlier; the volume of HDPE purchases and linear polyethylene (LLDPE) increased. The total volume of imports of ethylene polymers reached 667,000 tonnes over the eleven months of this year compared to 567,700 tonnes a year earlier, imports of HDPE and LDPE increased, and imports of other grades of ethylene polymers decreased in external supplies.

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

November HDPE imports rose to 30,200 tonnes from 28,200 tonnes a month earlier, shipments from the USA increased significantly. Overall PE imports in the country grew to 325,200 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2019, up by 42% year on year. The largest increase in HDPE supplies accounted in the pipe and film segments of consumption.

Last month, linear polyethylene imports rose to 15,700 tonnes compared to 11,100 tonnes in October, and supplies of North American polyethylene almost doubled. Total imports of LLDPE in the country exceeded 156,900 tonnes in Jan-November 2019, up 6% year on year.

November LDPE imports increased to 11,000 tonnes from 10,200 tonnes a month earlier. The total volume of LDPE imports exceeded 99,600 tonnes in the eleven months of this year, up 22year on year, the main increase in supplies accounted for film polyethylene.

Last month"s imports of other ethylene polymers were 7,500 tonnes, compared to 7,100 tonnes in October. The overall imports of other ethylene polymers exceeded 85,200 tonnes over the stated period versus 90,400 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Russia.
Category:General News
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