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PP imports to Ukraine increased by 22% in January

February 18/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ukraine"s polypropylene (PP) imports totalled about 9,900 tonnes in January of this year, up 22% year on year.
The greatest increase in imports accounted for homopolymer PP, according to MRC DataScope.

January PP imports to Ukraine grew to 9,900 tonnes against 8,100 tonnes and 8,600 tonnes in January and December a year earlier, local companies increased their purchases of homopolymer PP in the Middle East and in Russia. Overall PP imports reached 132,000 tonnes in 2019 versus 132,300 tonnes a year earlier.

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

January external deliveries of propylene homopolymers to the Ukrainian market increased due to an increase in purchases of homopolymer PP raffia in the Middle East and Russia despite the low demand in the domestic market, whereas in January and December a year earlier these figures were about 8,100 tonnes and 8,600 tonnes, respectively. Overall homopolymer PP supply reached 100,200 tonnes in 2019.

Last month"s imports of block propylene copolymers (PP block copolymers) were 890 tonnes, compared to 1,100 tonnes and 925 tonnes in January and December 2019. Overall, about 14,000 tonnes of block propylene copolymers were imported last year.

January PP random copolymers imports fell to 1,000 tonnes from 1,100 tonnes and 1,300 tonnes in January and December 2019, respectively. Overall imports of PP random copolymers totalled 16,000 tonnes last year year.

Overall imports of other propylene copolymers were about 141 tonnes over the stated period.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer.
Category:General News
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