MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus increased to about 106,400 tonnes in first eleven months of this year, up 1.5% year on year. The greatest increase in imports accounted for homopolymer PP, according to MRC DataScope.
November PP imports into Belarus dropped to 9,000 tonnes from 9,100 tonnes a month earlier. Local companies increased their purchases of injection moulding propylene copolymers in Russia. Overall imports of propylene polymers reached 106,400 tonnes in January-November 2021, compared to 104,900 tonnes a year earlier. The volume of homopolymer PP imports increased, while the demand for propylene copolymers decreased.
The structure of PP imports by grades looked the following way over the stated period.
November imports of homopolymer PP practically remained at a level a month earlier and amounted to less than 6,800 tonnes. Overall imports of homopolymer PP reached 78,800 tonnes in the first ten months of the year, up by 2.9% year on year.
November imports of propylene copolymers to Belarus were about 2,200 tonnes versus 2,300 tonnes a month earlier, local companies decreased significantly their procurement of injection moulding block-copolymers of propylene (PP block copolymer) from Russian producers.
Thus, overall imports of propylene copolymers reached 27,600 tonnes in January-November 2021, down by 2.4% year on year.