According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters slightly reduced their purchasing of PVC in September, total imports were 3,200 tonnes, compared to 3,500 tonnes a month earlier.
Thus, PVC imports rose in the first nine months of 2017 to 25,500 tonnes from 18,500 tonnes in January-September 2016, with local windows producers accounting for the main increase in demand.
Russian producers were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus. They accounted for about 85% of the Belarusian market in January-September 2017. Producers from Germany with the share of about 12% were the second largest suppliers.
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