Russia first-quarter PP imports down 19%

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Polypropylene (PP) imports into Russia slumped in the first quarter, down 19% year on year, according to a MRC report.

PP imports into the country decreased to about 37,100 tonnes in January-March, compared with 45,000 tonnes year on year.

Homopolymer PP imports totalled 11,700 tonnes in the first three months of 2019, compared to 15,500 tonnes a year earlier.

PP block copolymers imports stood at 9,900 tonnes in the first quarter, compared to 11,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Imports of PP random copolymers stood at 7,400 tonnes in January-March, compared with 7,700 tonnes year on year.

Imports of other propylene polymers for the reported period increased to about 8,100 tonnes, compared with 10,600 tonnes in the same time a year earlier.

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