Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus grew in the first five months of 2019 by 11% year on year to 15,600 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.
According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters significantly reduced their purchasing of PVC in May 2019 after a surge in demand a month earlier, overall imports totalled 2,800 tonnes versus 4,500 tonnes in April.
Thus, imports of unmixed PVC reached 15,600 tonnes in January-May 2019, compared to 14,100 tonnes a year earlier, with local windows producers accounting for an 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%, respectively, were the second and third largest suppliers.