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PP imports to Ukraine remained at the level of last year in January-September 2020

October 16/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Ukraine"s polypropylene (PP) imports totalled about 101,200 tonnes in 2019, which practically corresponded to the same figure last year. External supplies of all types of propylene polymers, except for PP random copolymers, have decreased, according to a MRC"s DataScope report.

September PP imports into the country fell to 12,500 tonnes from 13,300 tonnes a month earlier, the decrease in demand led to a decrease in the volume of purchases of homopolymer PP. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 101,200 tonnes in January-September 2020, compared to 101,500 tonnes a year earlier. Demand for all types of propylene polymers decreased slightly, but demand for PP random copolymers increased.

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

September imports of homopolymer PP to the Ukrainian market decreased to about 9,000 tonnes from 9,200 tonnes a month earlier, local companies suspended their purchasing of PP in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan. Total homopolymer PP imports were 77,300 tonnes in January-September, compared to 77,900 tonnes a year earlier.

September imports of PP block copolymers was about 1,700 tonnes, which actually equal to the level in August. Over the reporting period, about 10,400 tonnes of propylene block copolymers were imported against 10,600 tonnes for the same period in 2019.

September PP random copolymers imports decreased to 1,600 tonnes from 1,900 tonnes a month earlier, local companies decreased their purchasing of injection moulding PP random copolymers. Overall PP random copolymers imports reached 11,800 tonnes in January-September 2020, compared to 11,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Overall imports of other propylene copolymers totalled about 1,700 tonnes over the stated period.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer.
Category:General News
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