Russia PP imports increase by a third in first two months of 2018

22 March 2018 14:41 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s imports of polypropylene (PP) grew to about 28,600 tonnes in the first two months of 2018, up 33% year on year compared to the same period of 2017.

In February, imports reached 14,200 tonnes compared with 14,400 tonnes a year previously.

February imports of homopolymer PP decreased to 4,600 tonnes against 4,900  tonnes a month earlier, as shipments of homopolymer PP raffia from Uzbekistan decreased. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached 9,500 tonnes in the first two months of 2018, compared to 6,400 a year earlier.

February imports of PP block copolymers in Russia decreased to about 3,200 tonnes, compared to 3,800 tonnes in January. However, imports of PP block copolymers into Russia rose to 6,900 tonnes in January-February 2018, compared to 6,400 tonnes a year earlier.

Imports of stat-propylene copolymers (PP-random) in February also decreased slightly, coming in at 2,500 tonnes, down from 2,700 tonnes in January. Total imports of PP random copolymers in Russia were 5,200 tonnes in the first two months, compared with 4,400 tonnes a year previously.

Imports of other propylene polymers for the reported period increased to about 7,000 tonnes compared with 4,400 tonnes in the same time a year earlier.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev