Petrotahlil -Overall polypropylene (PP) imports into Belarus rose in the first 10 months of 2020 by 6% year on year with homopolymer PP accounting for the greatest increase in demand, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
October PP imports were almost flat on the previous month at 11,600 tonnes.
Local companies maintained high volumes of purchases of all grades of propylene polymers in Europe and Russia.
Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 95,500 tonnes in January-October compared to 90,000 tonnes a year earlier; demand only for homopolymer PP increased, whereas demand for propylene copolymers decreased.
The supply structure by PP grades looked the following way over the stated period:
October imports of homopolymer PP dropped to 7,700 tonnes from 8,300 tonnes a month earlier, purchases of injection moulding homopolymer PP from Middle Eastern producers decreased. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached 69,000 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 14% year on year.
October imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus were 3,900 tonnes versus 3,300 tonnes a month earlier, with local companies significantly raising their procurement of injection moulding block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymer) from Middle Eastern producers.
Overall imports of propylene copolymers reached 26,500 tonnes in January-October, down by 11% year on year.
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