MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) into Kazakhstan rose in the first ten months of 2021 by 25% year on year to 59,100 tonnes, reported MRC analysts.
Demand for PVC subsided from local companies in October under the pressure of seasonal factors, and October imports of unmixed PVC were 5,300 tonnes versus 6,900 tonnes a month earlier. Thus, overall imports of resin reached 59,100 tonnes in January-October 2021, compared to 47,400 tonnes a year earlier.
It is also worth adding that such a significant increase in this year's imports was caused by a further resale of PVC to Russia. About 14,500 tonnes were resold to the Russian market over the stated period.
Due to the geographical position, Chinese producers with the share of about 91% of the local market over the stated period were the main PVC suppliers to Kazakhstan. Russia was the second largest PVC supplier, shipments of Russian PVC reached 4,800 tonnes over the stated period.