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Source: Sinochem New Network November 22, 2019
According to a report by the ICIS website on November 20 in Moscow, Russian high-density polyethylene (HDPE) imports increased by 44% year-on-year from January to October 2019.
According to MRC's DataScope report, pipeline and film grade polyethylene (PE) imports grew the most.
In October, the import volume of high-density polyethylene decreased from 34,500 tons a month ago to 28,200 tons, of which Uzbek high-density polyethylene accounted for the main decline.
In the first 10 months of 2019, total imports of high-density polyethylene reached 295,100 tons, compared with 204,400 tons in the same period last year.
Polyethylene imports have increased in all consumer sectors, with film and pipeline grade high-density polyethylene imports increasing the most.
In the first 10 months of 2019, pipeline-grade polyethylene imports almost doubled year-on-year to 45,800 tons, mainly from producers in Saudi Arabia and South Korea.
The import volume of film-grade high-density polyethylene reached 105,400 tons, compared with 65,300 tons in the same period last year. Uzbekistan has been a key supplier in this field for the past few years.
Imports of injection-molded high-density polyethylene showed the smallest increase, with total imports slightly higher than 53,000 tons from January to October, compared with 46,800 tons in the same period last year. Uzbekistan, UAE and Thailand are the main suppliers.