PP imports to Kazakhstan fall in the first seven months of 2016

01 September 2016 10:50 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Kazakhstan decreased in the first seven months of 2016 by 1% year on year to about 13,100 tonnes, reported MRC analysts.

July 2016 PP imports to Kazakhstan fell to 1,200 tonnes from 1,900 tonnes a month earlier. Producers of polypropylene bags reduced their PP imports. Overall PP imports totalled 13,100 tonnes in January-July 2016, compared to 13,300 tonnes a year earlier.

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

July imports of propylene homopolymer PP into Kazakhstan fell almost twofold to 700 tonnes from 1,300 tonnes a month earlier. Local PP bag producers reduced their procurement volumes. Overall imports of homopolymer PP exceeded 10,400 tonnes in January-July 2016, compared to 9,900 tonnes a year earlier.

July purchases of propylene copolymers by local companies have remained at the level of June, totalling about 600 tonnes. Pipes producers continued to show strong demand. Overall imports of propylene copolymers to Kazakhstan were slightly over 2,700 tonnes in the stated period versus 3,400 tonnes a year earlier.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev