MOSCOW (MRC)--Polypropylene (PP) imports into Russia slumped in the first month of 2019 by 18% year on year to 23,800 tonnes, according to a MRC DataScope report.
Imports of homopolymer PP to Russia totalled 6,900 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, compared to 9,600 tonnes a year earlier.
Imports of PP block copolymers into Russia reached 6,800 tonnes in January-February, compared to 7,100 tonnes a year earlier.
Total imports of PP random copolymers in Russia were 4,400 tonnes in January-February, compared with 5,200 tonnes year on year.
Imports of other propylene polymers for the reported period increased to about 5,600 tonnes compared with 7,100 tonnes in the same time a year earlier.
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