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Ukrainian PC imports up by 8% in Jan-Nov 2019

December 24/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polycarbonate (PC) granules  into Ukraine grew in the first eleven months of 2019 by 8% year on year, totalling 3,600 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 3,300 tonnes in January-November 2018.

Last month"s imports of material to the Ukrainian market fell by 25% to 255 tonnes from 341 tonnes in October.

In terms of technology, the share of injection moulding PC grades decreased to 54% (1,900 tonnes) in the first eleven months of 2019 from 64% (2,100 tonnes) a year earlier. The share of extrusion grade PC grew significantly: from 15% (424 tonnes) of the total imports to 28% (981 tonnes), with the share of blow moulding grades decreasing by 3% to 19% and totalling 661 tonnes.

Covestro and Sabic with the share of about 83% of the total imports in January-November 2019 were the key suppliers of resin to the Ukrainian market.

Thus, imports of Covestro"s PC to the Ukrainian market increased over the first eleven months of 2019 by 35% year on year: from 1,800 tonnes in January-October 2018 to 2,500 tonnes. Covestro"s material accounted for 69% of the total PC imports to the country in the first eleven months of 2019 versus 55% a year earlier. The company"s shipments of material to Ukraine were 135 tonnes last month, compared to 250 tonnes in November 2018.

At the same time, Sabic"s deliveries of material fell in January-November 2019 by 34% year on year: from 754 tonnes to 496 tonnes. This producer"s PC granules accounted for 14% of the total imports to the country in the first eleven months of 2019 versus 23% a year earlier.

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