Russia Jan–Sept petrochemical imports rise to 697,641 tonnes

15 November 2011 15:37  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall imports of petrochemical products were up in the first nine months of 2011 compared with the year before, the Russian Federal Customs Service said on Tuesday.

The country's total imports of petrochemical products from January–September reached 697,641 tonnes, up 36% year on year in terms of volume, and were worth $1.268bn (€926m), a rise of 50% in terms of value, the agency added.

Russia's imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) reached 46,733 tonnes, up 14% year on year in terms of volume, and were worth $112m, a rise of 39% in terms of value.

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports amounted to 85,309 tonnes, up 18% year on year in terms of volume. They were worth $150m, a year-on-year rise of 21%, the agency said.

($1 = €0.73)

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By: Sergei Blagov
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