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Ukrainian PC imports grew by 13% in Jan-Oct 2019

November 15/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of PC granules to the Ukrainian market rose in the first ten months of 2019 by 13% year on year to 3,300 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was 2,900 tonnes in January-October 2018.

Last month"s imports of material to the Ukrainian market fell by 17% to 341 tonnes from 410 tonnes in September, with German and Dutch material accounting for the main decrease in shipments.

In terms of technology, the share of injection moulding PC grades decreased to 52% (1,700 tonnes) in January-October 2019 from 63% (1,800 tonnes) a year earlier. The share of extrusion grade PC grew significantly: from 15% (425 tonnes) of the total imports to 30% (980 tonnes), with the share of blow moulding grades decreasing by 3% to 19% and totalling 620 tonnes.

Covestro and Sabic with the share of about 84% of the total imports were the key suppliers of resin to the Ukrainian market in the first ten months of 2019.

Thus, imports of Covestro"s PC to the Ukrainian market increased over the ten months of 2019 by 48% year on year: from 1,600 tonnes in January-October 2018 to 2,300 tonnes. Covestro"s material accounted for 71% of the total PC imports to the country in the first ten months of 2019 versus 54% a year earlier. The company"s shipments of material to Ukraine were 280 tonnes last month, compared to 230 tonnes in October 2018.

At the same time, Sabic"s deliveries material fell in January-October 2019 by 37% year on year: from 690 tonnes to 440 tonnes. Sabic"s PC granules accounted for 13% of the total imports to the country in the first ten months of 2019 versus 24% a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:Europe, PC, PC granules, blow moulding, injection moulding, sheet extrusion, Covestro, Sabic, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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