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PE imports to Ukraine down by 1% in 2020

January 19/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polyethylene (PE) imports into the Ukrainian market reached 265,900 tonnes in 2020, down by 1% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the main reduction in imports, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

Last month"s PE imports to Ukraine were 20,900 tonnes versus 20,200 tonnes in November, local companies increased their purchases of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Thus, overall PE imports exceeded 265,900 tonnes in January-December 2020, compared to 268,700 tonnes a year earlier. LLDPE imports decreased significantly, whereas HDPE imports increased.

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

Last month"s HDPE imports were 8,700 tonnes, compared to 7,700 tonnes in November, Ukrainian companies raised their purchases of film grade PE. Overall HDPE imports totalled 97,300 tonnes in 2020 versus 95,000 tonnes a year earlier.

December imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) into Ukraine were 6,100 tonnes versus 5,900 tonnes a month earlier. Overall LDPE imports reached 79,300 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 79,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month"s LLDPE imports were 5,100 tonnes, compared to 5,600 tonnes in November, shipments of Middle Eastern film grade LLDPE decreased. Overall LLDPE imports reached 75,900 tonnes last year, compared to 81,700 a year earlier.

Imports of other PE grades, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), totalled 13,400 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 12,500 tonnes a year earlier.

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