Ukraine’s polypropylene (PP) imports increased by 9% YoY in the first seven months of the year, as demand for all PP grades grew.
Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 74,000 tons in January-July, compared to 67,700 tons a year earlier. Demand for all PP grades increased, but PP block copolymers accounted for the greatest growth.
July PP imports rose to 13,200 tons compared with 10,800 tons in June.
July imports of homopolymers of propylene to the Belarusian market rose to 10,200 tons against 8,000 tons a month earlier. Overall shipments of homopolymer PP reached 54,700 tons in the first seven months of 2018 versus 51,600 tons a year earlier.
July’s imports of block propylene copolymers (PP block copolymers) were 1,300 tons, compared to 1,200 tons in June. Imports of PP block copolymers into the country were about 7,700 tons in January-July, compared with about 7,500 tons year on year.
July imports of statistical copolymers of propylene (PP random copolymers) came to 1,500 tons versus 1,300 tons a month earlier. Overall imports of PP random copolymer exceeded 10,200 tons in January-July, whereas the figure was 7,400 tons a year earlier.
Overall imports of other propylene copolymers totaled slightly over 1,300 tons over the period. (UNIAN/Business World Magazine)