Imports of low density polyethylene (LDPE) into Ukraine decreased in the first seven months of 2019 by 1.5% year on year to 45,400 tonnes, according to an MRC’s DataScope report.
This figure was at 46,100 tonnes in January-July 2019.
At the same time, in July 2019, LDPE imports grew by 40.3%, exceeding 8,000 tonnes, compared to 5,700 tonnes a month earlier. Imports jumped during the stated month because of the concerns about the introduction of special duties from 1 August. Thus, some companies significantly increased their shipments from Russia.