From the beginning of 2012 the import volumes of EPS increased significantly
having reached 3,800 tonnes, which was up 27% than in Q1 of 2011. Such high
volumes were provided by the Asian EPS, contracted in late 2011. The level of
material consumption in Ukraine in Q1 of 2012 was low.
In this April, the imports decreased by 5% compared to the previous month to
1,650 tonnes. Thus, from the beginning of the year the total supplies of EPS
made 5,530 tonnes, which was up 8.5% than in January-April 2011.