According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters further reduced their purchasing of PVC in October, with total imports at about 3,000 tonnes, compared to 3,200 tonnes a month earlier. PVC imports rose in the first ten months of 2017 to 28,500 tonnes from 20,800 tonnes in January-October 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 83% of the Belarusian market in January-October 2017. Producers from Germany with the share of about 13% were the second largest suppliers.
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