After a sharp decline in demand in the Ukrainian market of EPS-plates at the beginning of this month in the second half of November, the consumption of finished products stabilized at a new, lower level, according to the ICIS-MRC Price Review.

The cost of Chinese and Russian expandable polystyrene (PSV-S) last week was on the domestic market at the level of 42 000-43 500 UAH. per tonne, CPT Kiev, including VAT.

One of the average processors acquired material in the domestic market at 42,500-43,000 UAH. per tonne, CPT Kiev, including VAT.

It was previously noted that in the first half of this month SIBUR-Khimprom twice reduced the cost of PSV-S for November deliveries for Ukrainian buyers under pressure from foreign markets. Thus, in early November, a Russian manufacturer reduced its PSV-S prices for shipments to Ukraine this month by USD45 per tonne to the level of USD1,230 per tonne, FCA Voronezh, excluding VAT. And in the second week of November, he announced a decrease in material quotations by USD10 per tonne to a mark of USD1,220 per tonne, FCA Voronezh, excluding VAT.