MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased in the first eleven months of 2019 by 28% year on year, totalling 44,700 tonnes, whereas sales of Ukrainian PVC to foreign markets rose by 6% year on year, according to MRC's DataScope report.
Last month's SPVC imports into the Ukrainian market went down to 3,300 tonnes from 5,900 tonnes in October, with North American resin accounting for the decrease in shipments from major windows producers. Overall SPVC imports reached 44,700 tonnes in January-November 2019, compared to 61,600 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 eleven 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 did not lead to lower exports. 13,900 tonnes of suspension were shipped to foreign markets in November, whereas this figure was 17,000 tonnes a year earlier. Overall, 150,400 tonnes of PVC were shipped for export in January-November 2019 versus 142,500 tonnes a year earlier.