MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of caustic soda into Russia for the first seven months of 2019 increased by 9% year on year to 12,700 tonnes, according to MRC ScanPlast.
Imports of liquid caustic were minimal at just 720 tonnes, 3% down year on year.
Russia’s imports of rigid caustic into the country were 12,000 tonnes in the same period, up 10% year on year.
At the same time exports increased by 8% to 149,600 tonnes in January-July.
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