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Russian PVC market recovering from crisis

June 01/2010

MOSCOW (MRC) -- In Q1 2010 PVC consumption in Russia 2010 formed about 202 kt, standing between the levels of 2007 (186 kt) and 2008 (236 kt), according to MRC Monthly reports.

Russian PVC market recovering from crisis


According to MRC data, Russian PVC market demonstrates readiness to reach the level of October 2008 volumes at the beginning of Q4 2009 while reaching the figure of 78 kt. Falling demand in Q1 2009 (by 39% to 145 kt), comparing to similar period in 2008 (236 kt), was almost compensated in 2010 202 kt consumption level. Production volumes in Q1 2010 almost correspond to pre-crisis January-March 2008 about 152 kt, the increase compared to 2009 formed 17%.


In Q1 PVC import supplies formed over 50 kt. Seasonal shelter has possibly held  the sharp elevation of imports in total. As MRC analysts tell, 5% decrease of custom tariff for PVC import is going to stimulate growth of this materials imports. PVC imports have been 20% growing since February, and April volumes two times exceed the figures in January (about 14 kt).


With the beginning of spring 2010 construction market reanimated and is showing growth signs. So, according to  Rosstat data, plastic windows and windowsills production in April has 25% grown comparing with March (comparing with April 2009 18% increase). Window profile imports in 2009 formed 36.3 kt, which is 2,5 times less than 2009 volumes.


For more detailed event analysis and PVC market development forecasts please refer to MRC Annual reports.

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