January-July PP imports into Belarus up 14.3% year on year

27 September 2016 10:25 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus slightly exceeded 52,500 tonnes in the first seven months of this year, up 14.3% year on year, with the largest increase for propylene copolymers, according to MRC DataScope.

July PP imports into Belarus decreased to 7,600 tonnes against 8,900 tonnes a month earlier as local companies twice reduced the volume of purchases of polypropylene copolymers, whereas homopolymer PP purchases increased.

Total PP imports into the country exceeded 52,500 tonnes in January-July, compared with 46,000 tonnes in the same period of 2015. The main increase in imports was for injection moulding propylene copolymers.

The structure of PP supplies over the reported period looked as follows:

July imports of homopolymer PP into the Belarusian market increased to 5,700 tonnes, while a month earlier this figure was 5,200 tonnes.

Local companies increased the volume of purchases of injection moulding homopolymer PP in Europe. Belarus’s homopolymer PP imports increased to 36,100 tonnes in January-July 2016, against 32,900 tonnes year on year.

The key suppliers of homopolymer PP were Russian producers, with their share in the total supply around 91%.

July imports of propylene copolymers into Belarus reduced to 1,900 tonnes against 3,700 tonnes a month earlier, with local companies decreasing procurement volumes of injection moulding propylene copolymers in Russia.

Total imports of PP random copolymers into Belarus exceeded 16,400 tonnes in January-July, compared with 13,000 tonnes in the same period of 2015. The main suppliers of propylene copolymers were also producers from Russia with a share of about 88%.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev