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Imports of PE in Kazakhstan grew by 10% in January - November 2020

January 22/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polyethylene (PE) in Kazakhstan increased by 10% in the eleven months of 2020 compared to the same period of 2019 and amounted to about 162,400 tonnes. The greatest increase in demand accounted for high density polyethylene (HDPE), according to MRC analytics.

PE imports to Kazakhstan reached 8,400 tonnes in November, compared to 14,700 tonnes a month earlier,  local companies increased purchasing PE two times polymers in Russia. Overall PE imports totalled about 162,400 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, compared to 143,300 tonnes a year earlier. Purchases of HDPE increased significantly, while imports of other types of polyethylene decreased.

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

November imports of high-density polyethylene decreased to 6,900 tonnes against 12,100 tonnes, Russian producers decreased their export sales to the local market. Overall HDPE imports totalled 134,200 tonnes in the eleven months of 2020, up by 17% year on year.
November LDPE imports decreased to 800 tonnes from 1,800 tonnes in October, several Russian producers decreased their shipments to the local market. Overall LDPE imports reached 16,700 tonnes over the stated period, down by 21% year on year.

November linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports reached 600 tonnes versus 800 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of these products exceeded 11,400 tonnes in January-November 2020, up by 1% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazakhstan.
Category:General News
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