Petrotahlil - Polyethylene (PE) imports into Russia fell in January-October 2020 by 16% year on year. High density polyethylene (HDPE) accounted for the greatest decrease in imports, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
Imports of ethylene polymers totalled 524,600 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, compared to 621,200 tonnes a year earlier. All ethylene polymers accounted for lower imports, with low density polyethylene (LDPE) being the exception.
Overall imports of HDPE totalled 220,600 tonnes in January-October 2020, down by 29% year on year. Film grade and pipe grade HDPE accounted for the main reduction in shipments.
LDPE imports to Russia reached 93,500 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 7% year on year.
Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) imports totalled 129,500 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, down by 12% year on year.
Imports of other ethylene polymers reached 81,000 tonnes over the stated period versus 77,700 tonnes a year earlier.
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