Russia's Jan-Oct polymers imports rise, exports fall

14 December 2010 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall imports of polymers were up in January-October, while exports were steady or declined, the Russian Federal Customs Service said on Tuesday.

High density polyethylene (HDPE) imports rose by 60% year on year to 199,300 tonnes, and in terms of value it increased by 80% to $320.8m €240.6m), the customs service said in a statement.

Russia's low density polyethylene (LDPE) imports were 32% up at 47,200 tonnes in terms of volume and 49% up in terms of value at $93.3m.

The country's polypropylene (PP) imports increased 34% to 92,800 tonnes in terms of volume and rose by 70% to $142m in terms of value.

However, exports of some polymers fell in the first ten months this year, said the customs service. Russia's PP exports dropped 49% to 31,200 tonnes in terms of volume and fell 35% in terms of value to $36.1m.

Russia's LDPE exports were 28% down at 153,200 tonnes in terms of volume and 8% up in terms of value at $197.2m, the statement said. HDPE exports were up by 5% at 108,200 tonnes in terms of volume and 36% up in terms of value at $138m.

($1 = €0.75)

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