MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia becomes the forth global net importer of PVC, Sergey Yaremenko, MRC said during the 6th Global Chlor-Vinyl Conference.
Consumption of PVC in Russia in 2010 reached historical peak of 1 million tons. This growth was conditioned by dramatic increase of import PVC in profile industry. Net import of PVC in 2010 exceeded 0.5 million tons.
Currently USA is the biggest foreign PVC supplier. During 4 months of 2011, the Russian PVC market grew by 29%. The share of imported PVC in Jan-Apr of 2011 was 62%.
Russian market remains a regional imbalance. Moscow region alone consumes PVC in the volume which is equal to consumption of Polish market and is 6 times bigger than consumption of Hungarian market.