MOSCOW (MRC)--January imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus rose by 95% year on year, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
Total imports were 2,700 tonnes, compared to 1,400 tonnes a year earlier and 3,200 tonnes in December 2017.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters increased their purchasing of PVC in January 2018 on the back of low prices of some suppliers.
PVC imports rose to 34,600 tonnes in 2017 from 24,800 tonnes in 2016, with local window producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
Russian producers, with a share of 89% of the Belarusian market, were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus in the first month of the year. Producers from Ukraine and Germany were the second- and third-largest suppliers.
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