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ABS imports to Belarus up by 8% in Jan-Nov 2019

January 29/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) to the Belarusian market rose in the first eleven months of 2019 by 8% year on year to 6,700 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 6,200 tonnes in January-November 2018.

November 2019 ABS imports to Belarus dropped by 4% year on year. Thus, imports of material into the country were 656 tonnes over the stated period versus 680 tonnes in November 2018.

South Korea, Russia and Belgium are the main countries-importers of ABS to Belarus.

Imports of Korean material to the Belarusian market increased in the first eleven months of 2019 by 2 times year on year: from 1,100 tonnes in January-November 2018 to 2,700 tonnes. The share of ABS imports from South Korea in the total shipments to the country rose significantly in January-November 2019 to 40% from 18% a year earlier.

November 2019 shipments of Korean ABS into the Republic of Belarus were 250 tonnes versus 273 tonnes in October 2019, whereas imports of material were 104 tonnes in November 2018.

Deliveries of Russian material decreased in January-November 2019 by 29% year on year: from 2,500 tonnes to 1,800 tonnes. The share of Russian companies" ABS in the overall imports to the country fell in the first eleven months of 2019 to 26% from 40% a year earlier. Shipments of Russian material to Belarus were 153 tonnes in November 2019 versus 126 tonnes in October 2019, whereas imports of Russian material were 218 tonnes in November 2018.

Imports of material from Belgium also dropped in January-November 2019. Thus, shipments of Belgian ABS to the country decreased by 29% year on year: from 2,200 tonnes to 1,500 tonnes. November ABS imports from Belgium fell by 33% from October to 176 tonnes.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, EPS, Belarus, Belgium, Russia, South Korea.
Category:General News
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