Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Belarus grew in the first half of 2019 by 14.5% year on year to 19,400 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.
According to the Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus, local converters significantly increased their purchasing of PVC in June 2019 after a slump in demand a month earlier, overall imports totalled 3,900 tonnes versus 2,800 tonnes in May.
Thus, imports of unmixed PVC reached 19,400 tonnes in January-June 2019, compared to 17,000 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 8% and 3%, respectively, were the second and third largest suppliers.