HDPE imports to Ukraine dropped by 13% in January 2016

Published: 22 February 2016


(MRC) -- January overall imports of high density polyethylene (HDPE) into Ukraine decreased by 13% from December, totalling 8,900 tonnes. The pipe extrusion sector accounted for the largest fall in imports, according to MRC DataScope report. Last month"s HDPE imports to Ukraine dropped to 8,900 tonnes from 10,200 tonnes a month earlier. HDPE imports decreased to all consumption sectors under the pressure of seasonal factors, film grade polyethylene (PE) being the exception. Pipe grade PE accounted for the greatest decline in demand in January. Supply structure by PE processing sectors looked the following way over the stated period. Last month"s imports of film grade HDPE to the Ukrainian market rose to 4,800 tonnes from 4,600 tonnes in December 2015. European producers accounted for a small increase in shipments. January imports of injection moulding and extrusion blow moulding (EBM) HDPE to Ukraine fell to 1,300 tonnes and 1,200 tonnes from 1,500 tonnes and 1,600 tonnes, respectively, a month earlier. Last month"s imports of pipe grade HDPE (excluding natural HDPE grades) were 1,400 tonnes versus 2,300 tonnes a month earlier. HDPE imports into other sectors did not exceed 200 tonnes in January. Back
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