According to the results of the first six months of this year, the import of polypropylene (PP) to Russia decreased by 11% compared to the same period in 2018 and amounted to about 86.8 thousand tons.
The largest decline in imports came from propylene homopolymer (PP-homo), according to a Market Report review of a DataScope Company.
In June Russian companies reduced external supplies of polypropylene, imports amounted to 12.6 thousand tons compared to 16.3 thousand tons a month earlier, the supply of PP-homo and propylene block copolymers (PP-block) decreased. Thus, in January — June of the current year the total volume of imports of polypropylene into Russia amounted to about 86.8 thousand tons of propylene polymers compared to 97.8 thousand tons a year earlier. Foreign purchases for all types of propylene polymers decreased, the only exception being propylene block copolymers (PP-block), while the import of PP-homo was most significantly reduced.
In June external deliveries of propylene homopolymers amounted to about 3.3 thousand tons compared to 6.5 thousand tons a month earlier, and the supply of PP-homo raffia from Central Asia was significantly reduced. Thus, in the first six months of the year, the total volume of PP-homo imports amounted to 28.6 thousand tons against 36 thousand tons a year earlier.
Last month the import indicator of propylene block copolymers amounted to about 4.3 thousand tons compared to 5.1 thousand tons in May; the demand for injection polypropylene decreased on the part of Russian companies. During the period under review, external supplies of the PP-block to Russia reached the level of 25.5 thousand tons against 24.2 thousand tons a year earlier.
Import of propylene stat copolymers (PP-random) in June grew and amounted to about 2 thousand tons against 1.7 thousand tons a month earlier, Russian companies increased their purchases of polypropylene film. According to the results of January — June of the current year, the total external supply of this type of propylene copolymers amounted to 15.1 thousand tons against 16.9 thousand tons a year earlier.
External deliveries of other propylene polymers for the period under review amounted to about 17.5 thousand tons against 20.6 thousand tons a year earlier.