PP imports to Kazakhstan increased 10% in Jan-Nov ’21, exports down 24%

Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)–Imports of polypropylene (PP) in Kazakhstan grew to 39,700 tonnes in first eleven months of this year, up 8% compared to the same period of 2020. PP exports increased more significantly by 24%, reported MRC analysts.

November PP shipments to Kazakhstan grew to 2,400 tonnes from 3,600 tonnes a month earlier, local converters decreased their purchasing of homopolymer PP in Russia and Azerbaijan.

The stable work of the local producer over the first eleven months of the year allowed increasing the export sales of polypropylene by almost a quarter.

November imports of homopolymer PP and propylene copolymers increased to 2,100 tonnes and 300 tonnes, respectively, versus over 2,300 tonnes and 1,300 tonnes a month earlier, local companies reduced purchases pipe PP in Russia and PP-homo in Azerbaijan.

Overall imports of homopolymer PP and propylene copolymers reached 28,600 tonnes and 11,200 tons, respectively, in January-November 2021, compared to 28,600 tonnes and 8,100 tonnes a year earlier.

November exports of PP from Kazakhstan increased to 1,600 tonnes against 800 tonnes in October. Kazakhstan’s PP exports over the first eleven months dropped to 28,000 tonnes, whereas this figure was 22,700 tonnes a year earlier. About 92% of total exports accounted for Russia.

Type January – November 2021 January – November 2020 Change
PP homo 28.6 28.6 0%
PP copo 11.2 8.1 39%
Total import 39.7 36.6 8%
Total export 28 22.7 24%

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


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