MOSCOW (MRC)--Overall imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus in 2017 grew by 39% year on year, totalling 34,600 tonnes, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
PVC imports rose to 34,600 tonnes in 2017 from 24,800 tonnes in 2016, with local windows producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus, accounting for about 83% of the Belarusian market in 2017. Producers from Germany, with a share of about 12%, were the second largest suppliers.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters increased their purchasing of PVC in December on the back of low prices of some suppliers. December imports were 3,200 tonnes, compared to 2,800 tonnes a month earlier.
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