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Ukrainian PE imports down by 6% in Jan-Aug 2021

September 15/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polyethylene (PE) imports to the Ukrainian market totalled 171,100 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, down by 6% year on year. Imports of all PE grades decreased, as per MRC"s DataScope report.

Last month"s PE imports to Ukraine grew to 25,900 tonnes from 23,400 tonnes in July, local companies increased their purchasing of low density polyethylene (LDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE). At the same time, overall PE imports were 171,100 tonnes in January-August 2021, compared to 182,400 tonnes a year earlier. Imports of all PE grades decreased without exception, with LDPE accounting for the greatest reduction in shipments.

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

Last month"s high density polyethylene (HDPE) imports remained at the July"s level, totalling about 8,000 tonnes. Overall HDPE imports were 55,400 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021 versus 66,600 tonnes a year earlier.

August LDPE imports were 8,300 tonnes versus 7,300 tonnes a month earlier, Ukrainian companies raised their purchases in Azerbaijan. Overall LDPE imports reached 52,300 tonnes in January-August 2021, down by 4% year on year.

Last month"s LLDPE imports reached 7,300 tonnes, compared to 6,400 tonnes in July, shipments of film grade LLDPE from the USA increased. However, overall LLDPE imports were 50,800 tonnes in January-August 2021, down by 2% year on year.

Imports of other PE grades, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), totalled 12,600 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 9,300 tonnes a year earlier.

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