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Ukraine reduces GPPS and HIPS imports in Jan-Mar 2020 by 12%

April 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) into Ukraine dropped in the first quarter of 2020 by 12% to 5,100 tonnes from 5,700 tonnes a year earlier, according to MRC"s DataScope report.  

March GPPS and HIPS imports into the country rose by 14% from February: from 1,690 tonnes to 1,920 tonnes. Imports of these grades of material were at 1,790 tonnes in March 2019.

Imports of Russian GPPS and HIPS of Nizhnekamskneftekhim to Ukraine grew in January-March 2020 by 4% year on year to 2,700 tonnes. This figure was at 2,600 tonnes in the first quarter of 2019.

The share of Nizhnekamskneftekhim"s material grew to 54% in the overall structure of imports to the Ukrainian market in the first three months of 2020 from 46% in January-March 2019.

Last month"s imports of material from Russia decreased by 16% from February to 920 tonnes. The share of Nizhnekamskneftekhim"s GPPS and HIPS was 48% in March versus 58% a year ealrier.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, GPPS, HIPS, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Russia, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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