PVC imports rose in the first five months of 2017 to 11,400 tonnes from 8,000 tonnes in January-May 2016, with local window producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, in May alone, local converters slightly increased purchasing of unmixed PVC, as total imports were just over 2,800 tonnes, compared to 2,500 tonnes a month earlier.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus. They accounted for about 74% of the Belarusian market in the first five months of the year. Producers from Germany, with a share of about 23%, were the second largest suppliers.
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