PVC Jan-Oct imports to Ukraine down by 3% year on year

Source: ICIS News

2017/11/22

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased by 3% in the first 10 months of this year, according to MRC DataScope.

October SPVC imports into Ukraine fell to 6,500 tonnes from 10,100 tonnes in September due to an increase in local production.

Local producers of profile-moulded products reduced PVC purchases further on seasonal factors.

Overall SPVC imports were about 89,000 tonnes in January-October 2017, compared to 91,800 tonnes a year earlier.

Demand for suspension subsided from local producers of profile-moulded products and pipes, whereas demand for resin increased from producers of plasticized PVC.

The structure of PVC imports into Ukraine over the reported period was as follows:

Last month’s imports of US PVC amounted to about 4,100 tonnes against 7,800 tonnes in September, as two of the largest producers of window profiles reduced their supply volumes significantly.

Imports of North American resin totalled 44,600 tonnes in January-October versus 51,700 tonnes a year earlier.

October imports of European PVC into the Ukrainian market grew to 2,100  tonnes from 1,600 tonnes a month earlier.

Overall imports of European PVC reduced to 29,400 tonnes over the stated period, compared to 33,800 tonnes a year earlier.

Shipments of PVC from Russia dropped to 260 tonnes against 640 tonnes in September.

Due to a deficit in the domestic market in the autumn months, Russian producers cut their export sales sharply.

Russia’s imports of resin into Ukraine grew to 12,900 tonnes in January-October, compared with 5,600 tonnes year on year.

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