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PE imports to Russia down by 11% in Jan-Aug 2021

September 28/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Polyethylene (PE) imports into Russia dropped in January-August 2021 by 11% year on year to 391,900 tonnes. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest decrease in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

Last month"s PE imports into the country exceeded 54,700 tonnes versus 53,000 tonnes a month earlier, HDPE and low density polyethylene (LDPE) shipments increased. Overall imports of ethylene copolymers totalled 391,900 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, compared to 439,200 tonnes a year earlier. HDPE accounted for the main reduction in imports, and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports also decreased significantly.

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

August HDPE imports rose to 22,700 tonnes from 19,800 tonnes a month earlier, PE shipments from Azerbaijan an Uzbekistan increased. Overall imports of this PE grade totalled 141,300 tonnes in January-August 2021, down by 23% year on year. Film grade and blow moulding HDPE accounted for the main reduction in shipments.

Last month"s LDPE imports reached 12,900 tonnes, whereas this figure was at 9,500 tonnes in July. Shipments from Azerbaijan and Belarus increased. Overall LDPE imports to Russia totalled 78,900 tonnes in the first eight months of 2021, up by 7% year on year.

August LLDPE imports were 11,300 tonnes, compared to 13,900 tonnes a month earlier, purchases of film grade PE in the USA and South Korea decreased. Overall LLDPE imports were 100,600 tonnes in January-August 2021, down by 15% year on year.

Last month"s imports of other ethylene polymers, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), were 7,800 tonnes versus 9,900 tonnes in July. Overall imports of other ethylene polymers reached 70,800 tonnes over the stated period versus 63,100 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, copolymer, ethylene, blow moulding, film extrusion, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Russia, USA, Uzbekistan, South Korea.
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