Belarus PP imports fall 3% in January-July, PVC jumps 17%

Author: Sergey Karaichentsev


MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of polypropylene (PP) into Belarus fell 3% during the first seven months of 2020, year on year, to 62,800 tonnes, according to MRC DataScope.

Homopolymer PP imports stood at 45,900 tonnes in the seven-month period, up by 7% year on year.

Propylene copolymers imports stood at 16,900 tonnes in January-July, down by 22% year on year.

Imports of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus stood at 26,800 tonnes during the same period, up 17% year on year.

Belarus’ statistical office said local converters’ PVC purchases had been healthy on the back of strong seasonal demand for finished products.

Russian producers, with a market share of 83%, were the key suppliers to the Belarusian market.

Producers from Germany and Ukraine, with 8% and 6% respectively,practically made up the rest of PVC supply into the country.

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