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PVC imports into Ukraine fell by 40% in Jan-Apr, exports up by 2%
Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased by 44% in the first four months of this year, compared to the same period in 2018 and reached about 15,800 tonnes. At the same time, during the period under review, export sales of Ukrainian PVC increased, according to MRC DataScope.
Last month"s SPVC imports to the Ukrainian market increased to 4,200 tonnes from 3,700 tonnes in March, with US K70 PVC accounting for the main increase. Overall SPVC imports reached 15,800 tonnes in January-April 2019, compared to 26,600 tonnes a year earlier.
The key suppliers of PVC to the Ukrainian market were producers from Europe, their share in total imports in the first four months of this year was about 65%. A temporary reduction in the capacity utilisation of Karpatneftekhim in January-February due to a fire in the production of ethylene did not lead to a decrease in export volumes.
PVC exports from the country exceeded 50,100 tonnes in January-April, compared with about 49,000 tonnes in the same time a year earlier.
The key importers of Ukrainian polyvinyl chloride were consumers from India and Turkey, their share in total exports for the period under review was 58% and 20%, respectively.