MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of suspension
polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased by 35% in the first three
months of this year, compared to the same period in 2016 and reached about
20,900 tonnes, according to MRC DataScope.
SPVC imports into Ukraine despite a small seasonal increase in demand for
finished PVC products fell to 6,700 tonnes against 7,400 tonnes in February. The
main reason was limited export quotas and a high level of PVC prices at European
producers. Overall SPVC imports were about 20,900 tonnes in January-March 2017,
compared to 31,900 tonnes a year earlier. Last year"s high figure was a result
of low prices in the US in November-December 2015, which led to the fact that
some companies were actively building up additional inventories of cheap
material at the start of the season. Prices of North American PVC were
significantly higher than the European ones in the end of 2016.
of PVC imports into Ukraine over the reported period was as