There was a significant decrease in demand in August from local companies. Imports for that month of unmixed PVC amounted to 2,400 tonnes against 4,800 tonnes a month earlier.
Overall imports of PVC to Kazakhstan totalled 32,300 tonnes in January-August compared to 38,300 tonnes a year earlier.
Due to the geographical position, the main suppliers of PVC to Kazakhstan remained Chinese producers, with a share of about 83% of the local market over the stated period.
But this year, deliveries from Russia increased significantly as producers supplied more than 5,400 tonnes of PVC to the local market over eight months.
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