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Ukrainian PE imports down by 1% in Jan-Nov 2020

December 22/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polyethylene (PE) imports into the Ukrainian market exceeded 245,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, down by 1% year on year. Imports of all grades of ethylene polymers decreased, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) being the exception, according to MRC"s DataScope report.
 

Last month"s PE imports to Ukraine were slightly less than 20,200 tonnes versus 20,700 tonnes in October, local companies reduced their purchases of low density polyethylene (LDPE). Thus, overall PE imports exceeded 245,000 tonnes in January-November 2020, compared to 248,400 tonnes a year earlier. Imports of all grades of ethylene polymers decreased, with the exception for HDPE, demand for which grew in some consumption sectors.

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


Last month"s HDPE imports were 7,700 tonnes, compared to 7,500 tonnes in October, Ukrainian companies increased their purchases of pipe grade PE. Overall HDPE imports totalled 88,600 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020 versus 87,600 tonnes a year earlier.

November LDPE imports were 5,900 tonnes versus 6,400 tonnes a month earlier. Overall LDPE imports reached 73,200 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 73,800 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month"s imports of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) were 5,600 tonnes, compared to 5,900 tonnes in October, shipments of Middle Eastern film grae LLDPE decreased. Overall LLDPE imports reached 70,800 tonnes in January-November 2020, compared to 75,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Imports of other PE grades, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), totalled 12,500 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 11,400 tonnes a year earlier.

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