First-quarter imports of PVC to Kazakhstan down by 5% year on year

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev

2018/05/04

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Kazakhstan dropped to around 9,700 tonnes in January-March, down 5% compared with the same time a year earlier, according to MRC analysts.

There was a slight increase in demand for PVC in March from local companies.

March imports of unmixed PVC amounted to 3,200 tonnes against 3,300 tonnes a month earlier.

Thus, overall imports of resin to Kazakhstan totalled 9,700 tonnes in January-March 2018, compared to 10,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Due to the geographical position, the main suppliers of PVC to Kazakhstan were Chinese producers, with the share of about 92% of the local market over the stated period.

The second largest supplier of PVC was Russia, during the period under review, Russian PVC supplies did not exceed 800 tonnes.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

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