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PVC imports into Ukraine fell by 40% in Jan-Apr, exports up by 10%

May 18/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) - Imports of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) into Ukraine decreased by 40% in the first four months of this year, compared to the same period in 2020 and reached about 8,600 tonnes. Sales of Ukrainian PVC to foreign markets increased by 10% year on year on a higher prices in the foreign markets, according to a MRC"s DataScope report.

Last month, imports of PVC-S to the Ukrainian market rose to 2,200 tonnes against 1,700 tonnes, despite serious export restrictions, local companies still managed to slightly increase purchases of European PVC. Overall SPVC imports exceeded 8,600 tonnes in January-April 2021, compared to 14,300 tonnes a year earlier.

Limited export quotas from European and North American producers were the main reason for such a serious drop in imports. European producers with the share of about 97% of the total imports over the stated period were the key suppliers of PVC to the Ukrainian market.

Last month, Karpatneftekhim increased the volume of external sales, the export sales of Ukrainian PVC amounted to 19,100 tonnes against 18,800 tonnes in March. Overall, about 79,500 tonnes were shipped for export in the first four months of 2021, compared to 72,300 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Russia, Ukraine.
Category:General News
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