The imports of polypropylene (PP) to the European market in April this year decreased by 14.85% compared to the same month a year earlier – up to 80 thousand tons, ICIS reported with reference to the statistical agency Eurostat.
In April, 2016, this indicator was at the level of 93.25 thousand tons.
At the same time, the export of PP from EU countries to other world markets declined by 15.39% over the reporting period and amounted to 59.15 thousand tons against 69.91 thousand tons in April 2016.
According to DataScope of the company MRC, in April 2017, Russian companies reduced PP imports due to a fairly high level of prices in foreign markets. The total indicator of external supplies was 10.6 thousand tons against 13.5 thousand tons in March. In general, for January-April, 45.8 thousand tons of propylene polymers were imported to Russia against 49.3 thousand tons a year earlier. Supplies of PP homo have declined drastically, while imports of propylene copolymers, on the contrary, have increased.