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PP imports into Ukraine rose by 2% in 2020

January 20/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polypropylene (PP) imports into the Ukrainian market totalled slightly over 135,300 tonnes in 2020, up by 2% year on year. Imports of all grades of PP increased, with the exception of PP random copolymers, according to MRC DataScope.

December PP imports to Ukraine decreased to 10,900 tonnes against 11,400 tonnes a month earlier, purchases of all types of propylene polymers from Ukrainian companies decreased, with the main decline accounted on PP random copolymers shipments. Overall PP imports reached 135,300 tonnes in 2020 versus 132,000 tonnes a year earlier. Demand for all grades of propylene polymers increased, whereas demand for injection moulding PP block copolymers increased.

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

December imports of homopolymer PP into Ukraine were 8,000 tonnes, which equalled the November figure. Total homopolymer PP imports were 102,800 tonnes in January-December, compared to 100,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month"s imports of block copolymers of propylene  (PP block copolymers) were about 1,300 tonnes, compared to 0,900 tonnes in November, demand for injection moulding PP block copolymers increased. About 13,600 tonnes of PP block copolymers were imported in 2020, compared to 14,500 tonnes a year earlier.

December imports of PP random copolymers exceeded 1,300 tonnes from 2,200 tonnes a month earlier, local companies increased their purchasing of injection moulding and pipe grade PP random copolymers. Overall imports of PP random copolymers reached 16,400 tonnes in 2020, compared to 16,000 tonnes a year earlier. Overall imports of other propylene copolymers totalled about 2,500 tonnes over the stated period.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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