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In March imports of PS to Russia exceeded 16,000 tonnes

April 13/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) - In March, the imports of polystyrene (PS) to the Russian market exceeded 16,000 tonnes, according to MRC analysts.

Last month, the imports of PS to the Russian market increased by 3.9%, compared to February 2012.

The imports volume of expandable polystyrene (EPS) approached 6,500 tonnes, while in February the imports made more than 7,000 tonnes. Since the beginning of the year the supplies of EPS to the Russian market made 17,800 tonnes, which was 14% up year on year.

The largest increase was recorded in the supply of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS). In March, the imports of GPPS increased by 58% compared to February and made 4,300 tonnes. In Q1, the volume of GPPS imports made 8,800 tonnes.

The increased demand for ABS led to growing imports volume of the material. In March, Russian companies imported 3,200 tonnes of material, up 23% compared with the supply in February 2012. In Q1, the imports of ABS made 7,500 tonnes, up 17% year on year.

The imports of EPS are expected to grow in the near future on the back of a seasonal increase in demand. The imports of ABS are also likely to increase and market players suppose that this trend will continue in the coming months.

Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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