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Ukrainian EPS imports grow by 37% in Jan 2020

February 25/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Last month"s imports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) into Ukraine rose by 37% year on year, totalling 2,100 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 1,500 tonnes in January 2019.

Imports of this polystyrene (PS) grade have continued to increase for the third month in a row after a sharp drop in October. Imports of material were 1,700 tonnes in December 2019.

The share of Russian material has grown significantly in the total shipments since the beginning of the year, accounting for 79% (1,700 tonnes), compared to 19% (300 tonnes) a year earlier. At the same time, Chinese EPS shipments slumped, totalling only 8% (200 tonnes) over the stated period, compared to 74% (1,100 tonnes) in January 2019.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, EPS, China, Russia, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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