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Demand for PVC for pipes production exceeded pre-crisis level

February 25/2011

MOSCOW (MRC) -- At the end of 2010 overall consumption of PVC for pipes production made 66 KT, which was 35% more than in 2009 and 5% more than in 2008, according to MRC annual reports.

MRC analysts connect the recovery of PVC pipes market in 2010 with total growth of consumption of construction materials. Last year consumption of raw materials made record 66 KT of PVC, 20% out of which fell at import deliveries, mainly from Asia. The biggest suppliers of import PVC for pipes production in 2010 were the Chinese companies: Xinjiang Tianye (6.2 KT) and Xinjiang Zhongtai (4.1 KT).

Production of PVC pipes is one of the promising directions in PVC processing in Russia for next 5 years, according to MRC analysts. In case of growth of polymers pipes market, on average, by 10% a year, for next five years the share of PVC pipes is expected to increase to 10-12%.

A growing sector of pipes production in Russia is the sector of hoses production. Powers gain for hoses production has had a positive trend since 2002 without showing decrease in 2009 (powers gain made 24 KTa). In 2010 production of PVC hoses  increased by 30 KT a year.

Detailed analysis of PVC market, short- and long-term forecasts on its development is available in MRC Annual report «PVC in Russia-2011».

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