Petrotahlil --Overall polyethylene (PE) imports into the Ukrainian market fell 1% year on year in 2020, with linear low density PE (LLDPE) accounting for the main reduction in imports, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
Overall PE imports exceeded 265,900 tonnes in January-December 2020, compared to 268,700 tonnes a year earlier. LLDPE imports decreased significantly, whereas high density PE (HDPE) imports increased.
Overall HDPE imports totalled 97,300 tonnes in 2020 versus 95,000 tonnes a year earlier, while LDPE imports reached 79,300 tonnes compared to 79,600 tonnes a year earlier.
Overall LLDPE imports reached 75,900 tonnes last year, compared to 81,700 a year earlier.
Imports of other PE grades, including ethylene-vinyl-acetate (EVA), totalled 13,400 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 12,500 tonnes a year earlier.
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