PP imports to Belarus rose by 4% in January to November
Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased in the first eleven months of 2018, up 4% year on year compared to the same period of 2017, with homopolymer PP accounting for the greatest increase in imports, according to MRC DataScope.
Total PP imports into the country reached 90,500 tonnes in January to November, compared with 87,100 tonnes during the same period a year previously.
Demand for homopolymer PP increased over the stated period, but demand for propylene copolymers decreased.
Imports of PP into Belarus reached about 7,600 tonnes in November alone, which was almost the same as in October.
November imports of homopolymer PP to the Belarusian market, meanwhile, decreased to 5,000 tonnes from 5,900 tonnes a month earlier, as shipments of homopolymer PP from Russia decreased.
Overall imports of homopolymer PP in the first eleven months reached 62,200 tonnes, up by 6.4% year on year. Russian producers, with a share of about 88% of the total shipments, were the key suppliers.
Elsewhere, November imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus increased to 2,700 tonnes from 1,800 tonnes a month earlier. Total imports of propylene copolymers in the country reached 28,400 tonnes in January-November 2018, down 0.9% year on year.