PE Jan-Nov 2021 imports to Kazakhstan down by 9%

Sergey Karaichentsev

25-Jan-2022

MOSCOW (MRC)–Polyethylene (PE) imports into Kazakhstan fell in the first 11 months of 2021 by 9% year on year, with high density polyethylene (HDPE) and linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounting for the decrease, said MRC analysts.

November PE imports to Kazakhstan reached 15,900 tonnes versus 14,000 tonnes a month earlier, with Russian producers and the Uzbek manufacturer increasing their footprint in the local market after scheduled shutdowns for maintenance.

In January-November, purchases of low density polyethylene (LDPE) grew significantly, whereas HDPE and LLDPE imports decreased.

‘000s tonnes

Type January – November 2021 January – November 2020 Change
HDPE 115.6 134.2 -14%
LDPE 21.4 16.7 28%
LLDPE 10.4 11.4 -9%
Total 147.4 162.4 -9%

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

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