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PE imports to Russia down by 15% in Jan-Sep 2020

October 28/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polyethylene (PE) into Russia fell by 15% year on year to 475,100 tonnes in January-September 2020. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest decrease in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

September PE imports dropped to 46,100 tonnes from 49,500 tonnes a month earlier, with low density polyethylene (LDPE)  accounting for the main decrease in imports. Overall imports of ethylene polymers totalled 475,100 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 562,100 tonnes a year earlier. Shipments of LDPE and other ethylene copolymers increased, whereas imports of other grades of ethylene polymers decreased.

The structure of PE imports to Russia by grades looked the following way over the stated period.

September HDPE imports were 18,600 tonnes, which corresponds to the figure a month earlier. Overall imports of this PE grade totalled 202,500 tonnes in January-September 2020, down by 27% year on year. The largest decrease in supplies was due to film and pipe HDPE.

Last month"s LDPE imports fell to 8,900 tonnes from 11,400 tonnes in August. Overall LDPE imports to Russia reached 83,300 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 8% year on year.

September linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports reached 10,700 tonnes versus 11,300 tonnes a month earlier, local films producers reduces their purchases from the USA. Overall LLDPE imports totalled 118,300 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, down by 13% year on year.

Last month"s imports of other ethylene polymers, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), were 7,900 tonnes, compared to 8,100 tonnes in August. Overall imports of other ethylene polymers reached 71,100 tonnes over the stated period versus 70,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, EVA, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, copolymer, ethylene, film extrusion, film, Russia, USA.
Category:General News
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