MOSCOW (MRC) -- In November the volume of high-density polyethylene imports to the Russian market expectedly reduced by 18% and moved at 28,7 KT, according to MRC DataScope. In October shutdowns of production in Kazan and Nizhnekamsk for scheduled maintenance resulted in record imports volumes - 35.1 KT.
Only pipe HDPE was imported in the volume of 14 KT. In November, as it was expected, import supplies of high-density polyethylene reduced to 28.7 KT.
Seasonal factor and the growth in pipe HDPE supplies from Kazanorgsintez resulted in serious reduction of pipe material imports up to 8,6 KT. Also the scheduled maintenance of polyethylene production in Shurtansk Mining & Chemical Combine (Uzbekistan) resulted in lowered import volumes.
Export bids at Uzbek exchange were renewed only last week and the resumption of Shurtansk polyethylene supplies to the Russian market are expected only in the second half of December.