MOSCOW (MRC) -- Tight supply of Russian DOP has led to imports increase and supply geography expansion - according to MRC analysts.
In April, the Russian market faced DOP shortage due to suspensions for scheduled maintenances of the producers. Supply from abroad was also tight due to serious difference in price between the domestic and imported DOP. Roshalsk plasticizers plant is going to resume production late шт October. Yet, Russian companies are accumulating imports.
DOP imports amounted to 8,5 kt over the first twenty days of September, and overall August imports amounted to 8,1 kt. At the same time, DOP supply geography expanded in September. The plasticizer from Romania, Ukraine, China, the Czech Republic and Taiwan appeared in the market.
Russian producers have not announced October DOP prices yet. Imported DOP in the Russian market is offered at USD 2.670 - 2.900/mt, FCA.
Russian polymers market prospects will be discussed at Russian Polymers Summit on October 14, 2010 organized by ICIS and MRC. For more information please refer to http://www.icisconference.com/russianpolymers/ Summit official web page.