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EPS imports to Russia down by 15% in Jan-Feb 2020

March 27/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall imports of expandable polystyrene (EPS) to the Russian market fell in the first two months of 2020 by 15% year on year to 2,400 tonnes, according to MRC"s DataScope report.

This figure was at 2,800 tonnes in January-February 2019.

The Finnish producer Styrochem"s material accounted for the bulk of shipments - 58% of the total EPS imports. Finnish imports grew over the stated period by 11% year on year: to 1,400 tonnes from 1,300 tonnes a year earlier, whereas one of the leading suppliers - Loyal - reduced its shipments to the region by three and a half times. This year"s share of Loyal imports was only 8%, compared to 22% a year earlier.

February EPS imports to Russia decreased by 24% year on year to 1,000 tonnes from 1,300 tonnes a year earlier, imports of material into the country were 1,400 tonnes in January 2020.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, EPS, Loyal, Styrochem, China, Russia, Finland.
Category:General News
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