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PE imports to Kazakhstan up 18% in January-May 2020

July 29/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polyethylene (PE) into Kazakhstan increased to about 73,800 tonnes in January-May 2020, up 18%  compared with the same time a year earlier, according to MRC analysts.

The greatest increase in demand occurred for high density polyethylene (HDPE), according to MRC DataScope. PE imports to Kazakhstan exceeded 16,000 tonnes in May, compared to 13,400 tonnes a month earlier,  local companies purchased ethylene polymers in Russia. In general, PE imports into the country were 73,800 tonnes in January - May of this year, compared with 62,300 tonnes in the same time a year earlier. HDPE and LLDPE imports increased significantly, whereas imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased.

The structure of PE imports by grades looked the following way over the stated period.
May imports of LDPE to Kazakhstan increased to 13,600 tonnes, compared with 11,300 tonnes in April, with the main bulk of purchases occurred for the Russian material. Overall HDPE imports totalled 60,800 tonnes in the first five months of 2020, up by 28% year on year.

May LDPE imports decreased to 1,400 tonnes, compared with 1,500 tonnes in April. Overall LDPE imports exceeded 8,200 tonnes over the stated period, down by 19% year on year.

May imports of LLDPE to Kazakhstan exceeded to 1,000 tonnes from 600 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of these products exceeded 4,800 tonnes in January-May 2020, up by 3% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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