MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased in the first ten months of 2019 by 28% year on year, totalling 41,300 tonnes. Sales of Ukrainian PVC to foreign markets also dropped by 2% year on year, according to a MRC's DataScope report.
Last month's PVC imports into the Ukrainian market rose to 5,900 tonnes from 4,200 tonnes in September, with North American resin accounting for the increase in shipments from major windows producers. Overall SPVC imports reached 41,300 tonnes in January-October 2019, compared to 57,100 tonnes a year earlier.
European producers with the share of about 64% of the total imports were the key suppliers of resin to the Ukrainian market in the first nine months of 2019. Producers from the USA with the share of about 36% were the second largest suppliers.
This year's stronger demand for Ukrainian PVC from the domestic market led to lower exports. About 17,000 tonnes of suspension were shipped to foreign markets in October, whereas this figure was 12,900 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, about 136,400 tonnes of PVC were shipped for export in January-October 2019 versus 139,900 tonnes a year earlier.