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ABS imports to Belarus down by 3% in Jan-Feb 2020

May 06/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene (ABS) to the Belarusian market dropped in the first two months of 2020 by 3% year on year to 897 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 927 tonnes in January-February 2019.

February ABS imports to Belarus decreased by 21% year on year. Thus, imports of material into the country were 467 tonnes over the stated period versus 590 tonnes in February 2019. Imports were at 430 tonnes in January 2020.

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

Imports of Korean material to the Belarusian market fell in January-February 2020 by 18% year on year: to 151 tonnes from 185 tonnes a year earlier. The share of ABS imports from South Korea in the total shipments to the country decreased in January-February 2020 to 17% from 20% a year earlier.

February 2020 shipments of Korean ABS into the Republic of Belarus were 115 tonnes versus 36 tonnes in January, whereas imports of material were 130 tonnes in February 2019.

Deliveries of Russian material went down in the first two months of 2020 by 33% year on year: from 333 tonnes to 223 tonnes. The share of Russian companies" ABS in the overall imports to the country fell in January-February 2020 to 25% from 36% a year earlier. Shipments of Russian material to Belarus were 116 tonnes in February 2020 versus 107 tonnes a month earlier, whereas imports of Russian material were 246 tonnes in February 2019.

Imports of material from Belgium increased in the first two months of 2020 by 37% year on year: from 290 tonnes to 396 tonnes. However, February ABS imports from Belgium remained at the level of January, totalling 198 tonnes.

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