Petrotahlil -Polypropylene (PP) imports into Ukraine fell by 11% year on year, with shipments of all grades decreasing, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
Imports dropped to 8,800 tonnes from 9,900 tonnes and 10,900 tonnes in January and December 2020 respectively.
Local companies encountered major restrictions on shipments from suppliers in the Middle East and in Russia. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 135,300 tonnes in 2020.
The supply structure by PP grades looked the following way over the stated period:
January imports of propylene homopolymers (homopolymer PP) to the Ukrainian market decreased due to restrictions on exports from sellers in the Middle East and Russia and were 6,800 tonnes, whereas these figures were about 7,800 tonnes and 8,000 tonnes in January and December 2020, respectively.
Overall homopolymer PP imports reached 102,800 tonnes in 2020.
Last month’s imports of block copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymers) were 900 tonnes, compared to 900 tonnes and 1,300 tonnes in January and December 2020, respectively. Overall, 13,600 tonnes of PP block copolymers were imported last year.
January imports of stat-copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymer) fell to 900 tonnes from 1,000 tonnes and 1,300 tonnes in January and December 2020, respectively. Overall imports of PP random copolymers reached 16,400 tonnes in 2020.
Overall imports of other propylene copolymers were around 138 tonnes over the stated period.
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