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PE imports to Russia down by 16% in Jan-Oct 2020

November 19/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Polyethylene (PE) imports into Russia fell in January-October 2020 by 16% year on year to 524,600 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest decrease in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

October PE imports grew to 49,600 tonnes from 46,200 tonnes a month earlier, shipments of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and low density polyethylene (LDPE) increased. Overall imports of ethylene polymers totalled 524,600 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, compared to 621,200 tonnes a year earlier. All ethylene polymers accounted for lower imports, with LDPE being the exception.

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


October HDPE imports dropped to 18,100 tonnes from 18,600 tonnes a month earlier, shipments of injection moulding and film grade PE from Central Asia decreased. Overall imports of this PE grade totalled 220,600 tonnes in January-October 2020, down by 29% year on year. Film grade and pipe grade HDPE accounted for the main reduction in shipments.

Last month"s LDPE imports exceeded 10,200 tonnes versus 8,900 tonnes in September. Overall LDPE imports to Russia reached 93,500 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 7% year on year.

October LLDPE imports into Russia reached 11,300 tonnes, compared to 10,700 tonnes a month earlier, local compounds producers increased their purchases in foreign markets. Overall LLPE imports totalled 129,500 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, down by 12% year on year.

Last month"s imports of other ethylene polymers, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), were 10,100 tonnes, compared to 7,900 tonnes in September. Overall imports of other ethylene polymers reached 81,000 tonnes over the stated period versus 77,700 tonnes a year earlier.

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