MOSCOW (MRC)--Polypropylene (PP) imports into Belarus grew in the first four months of 2021 by 7% year on year on increased demand, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 38,700 tonnes in January-April 2021, compared to 36,200 tonnes a year earlier driven by demand for homopolymet PP.
April PP imports into Belarus rose to 11,800 tonnes from 10,200 tonnes a month earlier.
Local companies raised their purchasing of homopolymer of propylene (homopolymer PP) in Azerbaijan and Russia.
April imports of homopolymer PP rose to 8,400 tonnes from 6,900 tonnes a month earlier, purchases of injection moulding homopolymer PP in Russia and Azerbaijan increased.
Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached 27,900 tonnes in January-April 2021, up by 9.1% year on year.
April imports of propylene copolymers into Belarus were 2,800 tonnes versus 2,600 tonnes a month earlier.
Local companies bought higher volumes of injection moulding block-copolymers of propylene from Russian producers.
Overall imports of propylene copolymers reached 8,800 tonnes over the stated period, up by 1% year on year.
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