Russian petrochemical imports up for Jan–Oct 2011

19 December 2011 15:40  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia’s overall imports of petrochemicals were up for the January–October 2011 period, the country’s Federal Customs Service said Monday.

Russia’s total imports of petrochemical products reached 782,730 tonnes – a 30.3% year-on-year rise – in volume terms, and $1.413bn (€1.084bn) – up 43.7% – in terms of value, the agency said in a statement released on Monday.

The country’s volumetric imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) reached some 52,863 tonnes, up 12% year on year – amounting to $126m, a rise of 35%, in terms of value.

Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports stood at 95,452 tonnes, or 17% up, in volume terms, amounting to $166m, an 18% rise in value, the agency said.

Russia’s imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) reached some 251,615 tonnes, up 27%, rising 46.5% in value to $470m, the statement said.

Imports of polypropylene (PP) totalled 104,287 tonnes, a rise of 12%, and $185m, up 30%, the agency said.

($1 = €0.77)

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By: Sergei Blagov
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