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HDPE imports to Kazakhstan rise by 2% in 2019

February 21/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Last year"s imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) into Kazakhstan grew by 2% year on year, totalling 131,200 tonnes. The geography of HDPE shipments changed significantly in 2019, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

HDPE imports to Kazakhstan were 16,700 tonnes in December 2019, compared to 8,900 tonnes a month earlier, local companies doubled their purchasing of HDPE in Uzbekistan. Overall HDPE imports totalled 131,200 tonnes in 2019, compared to 128,300 tonnes a year earlier. Procurement of polyethylene (PE) from Uzbekistan increased significantly, whereas shipments from Russia decreased.

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

The geographical proximity and the growth of export opportunities allowed producers from Uzbekistan to significantly raise their HDPE deliveries to Kazakhstan last year. Overall imports grew to 66,800 tonnes from 52,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Russian producers were the second largest suppliers. HDPE shipments to the local market fell to 45,000 tonnes in 2019 from 64,900 tonnes a year earlier.

Local companies also began to purchase HDPE in Turkmenistan last year, but quantities are still insignificant and totalled about 2,000 in 2019.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, HDPE, Kazakhstan, Russia, Uzbekistan.
Category:General News
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