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HIPS and GPPS imports to Belarusian market grew by 12% in Jan-Jul 2019
Overall imports of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) to Belarus decreased in the first seven months of 2019 by 12% year on year to 21,800 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.
This figure was at 19,500 tonnes in January-July 2018.
GPPS and HIPS imports from Russia accounted for 81% of the total imports in the first seven months of 2019 or 17,600 tonnes, up by 2,300 tonnes a year earlier.
At the same time, July GPPS and HIPS imports into the country grew by 27% year on year to 3,300 tonnes versus 2,600 tonnes a year earlier.
July shipments of material rose by 5% from June 2019 (3,200 tonnes).
July imports of material from Russian into Belarus grew by 58% year on year to 2,800 tonnes from 1,800 tonnes in July 2018, June shipments were at 2,700 tonnes.