MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Ukraine increased to about 79,300 tonnes in first eight months of this year, up 35% year on year with the greatest rise for PP random copolymers, according to MRC DataScope.
August PP imports into the country fell to 10,700 tonnes from 11,000 tonnes a month earlier, with the main decrease in the shipments of homopolymer PP.
In general, January-August PP imports into the country increased to 79,300 tonnes against 58,800 tonnes year on year.
The greatest increase in external deliveries occurred for PP random copolymers, also significantly increased imports of homopolymer PP.
The structure of PP supplies over the reported period looked as follows:
August imports of homopolymer PP into the Ukrainian market decreased to 7,900 tonnes, while a month earlier this figure was 8,600 tonnes.Local companies decreased the volume of purchases of injection moulding PP and homopolymer PP raffia.
Ukraine’s homopolymer PP imports increased to 61,200 tonnes in January-August 2016, against 45,400 tonnes year on year.
August imports of PP block copolymers remained at the level of July around 1,000 tonnes. Imports of PP block copolymers into the country were about 7,500 tonnes in January-August, compared with 6,100in the same period last year.
August imports of PP random copolymers into Ukraine exceeded 1,500 tonnes, compared with 1,100 tonnes in July; local converters significantly increased their imports of pipe PP random copolymers. Total imports of PP random copolymers into Ukraine exceeded 9,000 tonnes in January-August, compared with 5,800 tonnes year on year.
Russia’s imports of other propylene copolymers for the period were about 1,600 tonnes in the first eight months of the year.
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