PP imports to Belarus rise 6% in January-April

21 June 2017 11:11 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased to about 29,700 tonnes in first four months of this year, up 6% year on year, according to a MRC’s DataScope report.

April PP imports into Belarus decreased to 7,800 tonnes from 9,400 tonnes a month earlier. Local companies reduced their purchasing of injection moulding propylene homopolymer (homopolymer PP) and statistical propylene copolymer (PP random copolymer).

Total PP imports into the country reached 29,700 tonnes in January-April, compared with 28,000 tonnes during the same period a year earlier. Demand for all PP grades increased, but propylene copolymer accounted for the greatest growth.

April imports of homopolymer PP to the Belarusian market decreased to 5,400 tonnes from 6,300 tonnes a month earlier, with Russian injection moulding homopolymer PP accounting for the main decrease in shipments.

Belarus PP imports Jan-Apr 2017 MRCOverall shipments of homopolymer PP reached 20,100 tonnes in the first four months of 2017 versus 19,500 tonnes a year earlier. Russian producers, with the share of 86% of the total shipments, were the key suppliers.

April imports of propylene copolymers into Belarus was 2,400 tonnes versus 3,100 tonnes a month earlier. The largest producer of injection moulding packaging decreased its purchasing of injection moulding PP random copolymer in Russia.

Total imports of propylene copolymers into Belarus exceeded 9,600 tonnes in January-April , compared with 8,500 tonnes year on year. Russian producers, with the share of about 75%, were also the main suppliers of propylene copolymers.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev