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Brazil PVC imports rise 22.3% year on year on January: ministry data

New York — Brazilian imports of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) products were up 22.3% in January compared to a year earlier, at 37,661 mt, Ministry of Development and Foreign Trade data showed Wednesday.

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The imports were valued at $34.37 million FOB. In January 2019, the 30,803 mt imported were valued at $28.01 million FOB.

During the month, Colombia was the lead exporter to Brazil, with 26,361 mt, followed by Taiwan, with 2,541 mt, and Germany, with 1,753 mt.

Imports of PVC obtained in suspension and in its primary forms rose 22.1%, to 33,761 mt, valued at $29.74 million FOB.

The lead exporter to Brazil during January was Colombia, with 24,970 mt, followed by Taiwan, with 2,541 mt, and the US, with 1,738 mt.

Imports of PVC obtained in emulsion and in its primary forms rose 24.5%, to 3,776 mt, valued at $4.45 million FOB.

The lead exporter to Brazil during January was Colombia, with 1,391 mt, followed by Germany, with 1,210 mt, and Sweden, with 674 mt.

Imports of other PVC in its primary forms rose 14.2%, to 123 mt, valued at $180,865 FOB.

The lead exporter to Brazil during January was Hong Kong, with 550 mt, followed by China, with 259 mt, and Germany, with 235 mt.