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PE imports to Kazakhstan up 12% in Jan-Sep 2020

November 20/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Polyethylene (PE) imports into Kazakhstan dropped in the first nine months of 2020 by 12% year on year, totalling 139,300 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in shipments, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

September PE imports to Kazakhstan reached 12,200 tonnes versus 17,700 tonnes a month earlier, local companies reduced their purchases in Russia and Uzbekistan because of  restrictions from local producers. Overall PE imports totalled 139,300 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 124,100 tonnes a year earlier. Purchases of HDPE 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.

September HPE imports fell to 9,800 tonnes from 14,700 tonnes, Russian and Uzbek producers significantly restricted their export sales. Overall HDPE imports totalled 115,200 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, up by 19% year on year.

September LDPE imports dropped to 900 tonnes from 1,300 tonnes in August, several Russian producers simultaneously reduced their shipments because of scheduled turnarounds. Overall LDPE imports reached 14,100 tonnes over the stated period, down by 22% year on year.

September linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports reached 1,500 tonnes versus 1,700 tonnes a month earlier. Overall LLDPE imports reached 10,000 tonnes in January-September 2020, up by 7% year on year.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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