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Ukraine increased import of injection moulding PET chips by 15% in January-June

July 16/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of bottle grade polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in Ukraine grew by 15% year on year to 84,300 tonnes in January-June  from 73,000 tonnes a year earlier. June imports of PET increased to 23,300 tonnes compared with 13,100 tonnes in May.
External supplies of material were at the level of 14,200 tonnes in June last year, according to MRC"s Datascope.

The volume of supplies of bottle grade PET from China to Ukraine over the six months of the year fell almost two times: from 21,300 tonnes in January-June 2020 to 48,100 tonnes. Nevertheless, the supply of Chinese PET chips to the Ukrainian market last month increased and amounted to 17,500 tonnes against 5,300 tonnes a month earlier, compared to June last year, imports increased by three times.

The share of imports from China in the total volume amounted to 75% in June against 40% a month earlier and 36% in June 2020.
In the first H1, the share of Chinese material increased from 29% in the first H1 months of last year to 57%. The key suppliers of injection moulding Chinese PET chips to the Ukrainian market were producers Dragon, China Resources Chemicals and Yisheng Petrochemical.

At the same time, import of injection moulding PET chips from Lithuania decreased by 32% in the six months of this year and amounted to 29,300 tonnes. This figure was at 38,800 tonnes in January-June 2020. The volume of foreign deliveries from Lithuania to Ukraine decreased by 52% in June compared to May to 3,200 tonnes against 6,700 tonnes. In June of the previous year, imports of PET chips were 5,400 tonnes.

The volume of Lithuanian imports to the country in the total supply volume increased to 35% in he first six months of this year against 53% in January - June 2020. The main supplier of Lithuanian material is the manufacturer Neo Group (26,600 tonnes). The main buyers of Lithuanian bottled PET were Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Limited and Retal.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:APET-granulate, PET-granulate, PET bottles, PET films, PET preforms, Russia.
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