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Ukrainian PC imports up in 2019 by 9%

January 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of polycarbonate (PC) granules  into Ukraine grew in twelve months of 2019 by 9% year on year, totalling 3,900 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was 3,600 tonnes in 2018.

Last month"s imports of material to the Ukrainian market rose by 25% to 319 tonnes from 255 tonnes in November.

In terms of technology, the share of injection moulding PC grades decreased to 55% (2,100 tonnes) in 2019 from 65% (2,300 tonnes) a year earlier. The share of extrusion grade PC increased significantly: from 14% (500 tonnes) of the total imports to 27% (1,100 tonnes), with the share of blow moulding grades decreasing by 3% to 18%, totalling 682 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 2019.

Thus, imports of Covestro"s PC to the Ukrainian market grew last year by 39% year on year: from 2,000 tonnes in January-December 2018 to 2,800 tonnes. Covestro"s material accounted for 71% of the total PC imports to the country in 2019 versus 56% in 2018. The company"s shipments of material to Ukraine were 291 tonnes last month, compared to 160 tonnes in December 2018.

At the same time, Sabic"s deliveries of material fell in January-December 2019 by 37% year on year: from 794 tonnes to 501 tonnes. Sabic"s PC granules accounted for 13% of the total imports to the country last year versus 22% in 2018.

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