MOSCOW (MRC)--Overall imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus increased in January-April by 39% year on year, totalling 8,600 tonnes, according to MRC's DataScope report.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters almost maintained the March level of purchasing of unmixed PVC in April, with total imports just over 2,500 tonnes.
Thus, PVC imports rose in the first four months of 2017 to 8,600 tonnes from 6,200 tonnes in January-April 2016, with local windows producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus, accounting for around 68% of the Belarusian market in the first four months of the year.
Producers from Germany, with a share of around 29%, were the second largest suppliers.
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