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Imports of injection moulding PET chips increased by 37% in January in Ukraine

February 25/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of bottle grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Ukraine dropped by 37% year on year to 12,500 tonnes in January from 9,100 tonnes a year earlier, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

In December of the previous year, shipments of PET chips were 9,400 tonnes. Deliveries of Chinese bottle grade PET to the Ukrainian market fell to the two times in January amounted to 3,100 tonnes compared to 7,000 tonnes in January last year. Imports were at 4,700 tonnes in December 2019. The share of imports from China in the total volume amounted to 50% in January against 77% in January 2019.

The key suppliers of injection moulding Chinese PET chips to the Ukrainian market were producers Dragon, China Resources Chemicals and Yisheng Petrochemical.

Nevertheless, the import of injection moulding PET chips from Lithuania by Neo Group grew four times in January compared to the same period last year and reached the maximum value of the last ten years - 7,300 tonnes. This figure was 1,800 tonnes in January 2019.

In December last year, the volume of external supplies from Lithuania to Ukraine was at the level of 3,800 tonnes. The total volume of Lithuanian PET imports to the country increased to 59% in January 2020 against 40% in December last year. In January 2019, the share of imports was at about 20%. The main buyers of Lithuanian bottled PET were Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited and Retal.

mrcplast.com
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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