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Ukrainian PE imports down by 13% in Jan-Feb 2021

March 16/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polyethylene (PE) imports into the Ukrainian market totalled 34,900 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, down by 13% year on year. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the main decrease in imports, according to MRC DataScope report.

Last month's PE imports to Ukraine were 17,700 tonnes versus 17,200 tonnes in January, local companies increased their purchases of high density polyethylene (HDPE). Thus, overall PE imports reached 34,900 tonnes in January-February 2021, compared to 39,900 tonnes a year earlier. HDPE imports decreased significantly, whereas linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports increased.

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


Last month's HDPE imports were 5,800 tonnes, compared to 5,100 tonnes in January, Ukrainian companies increased their purchases of extrusion blow moulding (EBM) PE. Overall HDPE imports totalled 10,900 tonnes in the first two months of 2021 versus 15,900 tonnes a year earlier.

February imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) into Ukraine were 5,500 tonnes versus 6,100 tonnes a month earlier. Overall LDPE imports totalled 11,600 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 12,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month's LLDPE imports were 5,800 tonnes, compared to 4,700 tonnes in January, shipments of film grade LLDPE from the USA decreased. Overall LLDPE imports reached 10,500 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, compared to 9,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Imports of other PE grades, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), totalled 1,900 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 2,000 tonnes a year earlier.

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