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PVC-S imports up 21% in Russia

October 15/2009
MOSCOW (MRC) -- In September, PVC-S imports in Russia went up by 21% (to 30.2 kt), compared to the same month last year Ц according to MRC data. Imports of suspension from the USA and South Korea increased nearly 3.5 and 3 times, respectively.

Converters were covering lack of Russian resin by increasing PVC-S supplies from China. Imports of resin produced by Xinjiang Zhongtai and Xinjiang Tianye hiked by 15% and 23%, respectively.

In view of scheduled repairs at BorsodChem, imports of PVC-S produced by that company moved at only 88 mt in September (for reference, imports of BorsodChemТs material were at the level of 1.1 kt in August).

There was high production capacities utilization rate in the sector of window profiles and stools in September.
Imports of resin used to produce profile goods went up by 26%, and moved at 26.6 kt. PVC consumption rates are expectedly not to change in that sector in October. By estimate, resin demand will drop on average by 10-15% in November.

For more detailed information, see DataScope report.   

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