MOSCOW (MRC) -- Total volume of import supplies of PE to the Russian market in 2010 grew more than by 35% and exceeded the level of 450 KT, according to MRC analysts. This is a record index over the 20 years. In pre-crisis 2008 total volume of import supplies of PE made about 390 KT.
As expected the main gain in imports volumes was marked by HDPE and LDPE - by 47% and 20% respectively. The launch of new PE productions over last two years in Nizhnekamsk and Salavat with total capacity of 350 Kt didn't let cover growing demand of the Russian market.