MOSCOW (MRC)--Overall imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus grew in January-September 2017 by 38% year on year, totalling 25,500 tonnes, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters slightly reduced their purchasing of PVC in September, total imports were 3,200 tonnes, compared to 3,500 tonnes a month earlier.
Thus, PVC imports rose in the first nine months of 2017 to 25,500 tonnes from 18,500 tonnes in January-September 2016, with local windows producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus. They accounted for about 85% of the Belarusian market in January-September 2017. Producers from Germany with the share of about 12% were the second largest suppliers.
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