PE imports into Ukraine decreased by 14% in January 2016

Published: 18 February 2016


MOSCOW (MRC) - Total imports of polyethylene (PE) into Ukraine decreased to 17,100 tonnes in January 2016, down 14% compared to the level in December 2015. Ukraine decreased imports of all PE grades over the reported period, according to MRC DataScope.

January imports of PE into the country decreased to 17,100 tonnes, compared with 19,800 tonnes in December 2015. The reduction in the imports of all PE grades resulted from seasonal factors. Imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) decreased most of all.

Structure of PE imports over the reported period was as follows.

Ukraine"s imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) were 9,100 tonnes in January, compared with 10,200 tonnes in December. European producers slightly increased PE deliveries in January. The greatest reduction in the demand occurred for the local pipe producers from 2,300 tonnes in December 2015 to 1,400 tonnes in January 2016. Supply of film HDPE, on the contrary, increased.

January LDPE imports into Ukraine decreased to 4,200 tonnes against 5,200 tonnes a month earlier. The main reduction in deliveries occurred for the film polyethylene from Azerbaijan and Belarus.

January imports of linear polyethylene (LLDPE) into the country decreased to 3,100 tonnes, compared with 3,700 tonnes in December on a weaker purchases from local producers of stretch films.

Imports of other types of polyethylene in January did not exceed 650 tonnes.
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