MOSCOW (MRC)--Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus increased by 33% in the first three months of 2017 year on year, slightly exceeding 6,000 tonnes, according to MRC’s DataScope report.
According to the Statistics Committee of Belarus, local converters seasonally increased their PVC purchasing in March, with PVC purchases from Europe in particular increasing several times.
March imports of suspended PVC into the country grew to 2,500 tonnes from 2,100 tonnes a month earlier. Therefore, January-March imports of resin rose to 6,000 tonnes from 4,500 tonnes in January-March 2016.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus. They accounted for about 68% of the local market over the stated period.
Producers from Germany and Poland, with a share of about 24% each, were the second and third largest suppliers.
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