Jan-Aug imports of unmixed PVC into Belarus up 45.6% year on year

Source: ICIS News

2017/10/20

MOSCOW (MRC)--Overall imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus grew in January-August by 45.6% year on year, totalling 22,300 tonnes, according to MRC’s DataScope report.

The statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus said local converters maintained strong demand for PVC in August, with total imports at 3,500 tonnes compared to 3,600 tonnes a month earlier.

Thus, PVC imports rose in the first eight months of 2017 to 22,300 tonnes from 15,300 tonnes in January-August 2016, with local window profiles producers accounting for the main increase in demand.

Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus, accounting for around 84% of the Belarusian market in the first eight months of the year.

Producers from Germany with a share of around 13% were the second largest suppliers.