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EPS imports to Kazakhstan rise by 5% in Jan-Sept 2019

November 19/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) to Kazakhstan grew in the first three quarters of 2019 by 5% year on year to 5,400 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.


Russia and China were the main importing countries of EPS to Kazakhstan.

Thus, imports of Russian material to the Kazakh market fell in the first nine months of 2019 by 24% year on year: from 4,700 tonnes in January-September 2018 to 3,600 tonnes. The share of EPS imports from Russia in the total shipments to the country slumped in January-September 2019 by 66% from 91% a year earlier.

And shipments of Chinese material quadrupled in the first three quarters of 2019: from 400 tonnes to 1,800 tonnes. The share of Chinese companies in the overall imports to the country grew sharply in the first ten months of 2019 to 33% from 8% a year earlier.


September EPS imports into Kazakhstan rose by 41% from August to 800 tonnes from 600 tonnes. Imports of material into the country were 600 tonnes in September 2018.

At the same time, deliveries of Russian EPS to Kazakhstan were 506 tonnes in September versus 488 tonnes in August, whereas imports of material were 591 tonnes in September 2018.

EPS shipments into the country from China totalled 326 tonnes over the stated month versus 103 tonnes in August, meanwhile, Chinese material was not imported into the country in September 2018.

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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, EPS, Kazakhstan, China, Russia.
Category:General News
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