Q1 Kazakhstan PVC imports rise 75%

03 May 2017 11:22 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Kazakhstan slightly exceeded 9,600 tonnes in January-March 2017, up 75%  compared with the same time a year earlier, according to MRC analysts.

Local companies significantly increased imports of unmixed PVC in March partially because of the seasonal factor, with imports exceeded 5,000 tonnes compared with 3,200 tonnes a month earlier.

Kazakhstan April PE imports 2017Total PVC imports into Kazakhstan exceeded 9,600 tonnes in Q1, compared with 5,500 tonnes year on year. In part, this increase in purchases was a result of the resale of PVC in Russia.

The main suppliers of PVC in the local market were producers from China, with their share more than 98% from the total PVC imports into the country. The share of Russian PE did not exceed 2% in the local market.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev