According to the results of the first month of the year, the total volume of polypropylene imports to the Ukrainian market amounted to about 9.9 thousand tons, which is 22% more than in January 2019. The main increase in external supplies came from propylene homopolymer (PP-homo)
In January, the volume of polypropylene imports to Ukraine grew to 9.9 thousand tons against 8.1 thousand tons and 8.6 thousand tons in January and December a year earlier, local companies increased their purchases of propylene homopolymers (PP-homo) in the Middle East and in Russia. In general, for the whole of 2019, the total volume of imports of propylene polymers reached 132 thousand tons.
The supply structure by types of polypropylene for the period under review is as follows.
In the first month of the year, external deliveries of propylene homopolymers to the Ukrainian market increased due to an increase in purchases of PP homo raffia in the Middle East and Russia despite the low demand on the domestic market, whereas in January and December a year earlier these figures were about 8.1 thousand. tons and 8.6 thousand tons, respectively. Over the past year, the total supply of PP-homo reached 100.2 thousand tons.
Last month, the indicator of external deliveries of propylene block copolymers (PP-block) amounted to about 890 tons against 1.1 thousand tons and 925 tons in January and December 2019. Over the past year, about 14 thousand tons of propylene block copolymers were imported.
In January, imports of propylene stat copolymers (PP-random) decreased to 1 thousand tons compared to 1.1 thousand tons and 1.3 thousand tons in January and December last year. At the end of 2019, the total volume of PP-random imports reached the level of 16 thousand tons.