PVC imports to Belarus grew by 17% in January-April 2019
Overall imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus increased in the first four months of 2019 by 17% year on year, totalling about 12,800 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.
According to the statistical committee of the Republic of Belarus, in April of this year local converters increased significantly in the volume of PVC purchases under pressure from the seasonal factor and expectations of a serious price increase in May-June from key suppliers - producers from Russia. Total imports were about 34,500 tonnes, compared to 3,300 tonnes a month earlier.
Thus, imports of unmixed PVC reached 12,800 tonnes in January-April 2019 versus 10,900 tonnes a year earlier, with local windows producers accounting for a increase in demand.
Russian producers with the share of about 87% of the Belarusian market were the key suppliers of resin to Belarus over the stated period.
Producers from Ukraine and Germany with the share of 7% and 3% were the second and third largest suppliers, respectively.