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EPS imports into Belarus fall by 2% in 2019

February 27/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Imports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) into Belarus dropped in 2019 by 2% year on year, totalling 12,900 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

December 2019 EPS imports into the country fell by 18% from November to 900 tonnes from 1,100 tonnes. Imports of material into the Republic of Belarus were 1,000 tonnes in December 2018.

Russia is the main EPS importer to Belarus.

Imports of Russian material to the Belarusian market decreased in 2019 by 15% year on year: from 9,300 tonnes in January-December 2018 to 7,900 tonnes. The share of EPS imports from Russia in the total shipments to the country also decreased last year to 61% from 70% in 2018.

December 2019 shipments of Russian EPS to the region were 506 tonnes versus 537 tonnes in November, whereas imports of material were 459 tonnes in December 2018.

At the same time, the share of imports of Dutch material almost doubled last year: from 6% (800 tonnes) to 11% (1,500 tonnes).
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, EPS, Belarus, Netherlands, Russia.
Category:General News
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