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Ukraine reduces GPPS and HIPS imports in Jan-Apr 2020 by 5%

June 03/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) to Ukraine dropped in the first four month of 2020 by 5% year on year to 6,740 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 7,000 tonnes in January-April 2019. 

April GPPS and HIPS imports into the country fell by 16% from March: from 1,920 tonnes to 1,610 tonnes. Imports of these grades of material were at 1,300 tonnes in April 2019.

Imports of Russian GPPS and HIPS of Nizhnekamskneftekhim to Ukraine remained in January-April 2020 at the last year"s level, totalling 3,500 tonnes. The share of Nizhnekamskneftekhim"s material grew to 53% in the overall structure of imports to the Ukrainian market in the first four months of 2020 from 50% in January-April 2019.

April imports of material from Russia decreased by 13% from March to 800 tonnes. The share of Nizhnekamskneftekhim"s GPPS and HIPS was 50% in April versus 71% a year ealrier.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, GPPS, HIPS, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Rossiya, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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