Russia January-June polymers exports fall sharply from 2010

08 August 2011 14:35  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall exports of polymers fell in January to June 2011 compared with the previous year, the Russian Federal Customs Service said on Monday.

Russia exported around 72,000 tonnes of low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the period, a fall of 36% year on year in terms of volume, which were worth $116m (€81.2m), a fall of 40%, the agency said.

High density polyethylene (HDPE) exports amounted to 30,000 tonnes, down from 90,000 tonnes, and were worth $48m, down from $115.2m in 2010, it said.

Exports of polypropylene (PP) fell to 3,000 tonnes, from 30,500 tonnes last year.

($1 = €0.70)

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By: Sergei Blagov
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