Polycarbonate Market Overview in Bulgaria
The revenue of the polycarbonate market in Bulgaria amounted to $11M in 2010, rising by 46% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, the total market indicated a perceptible expansion from 2007 to 2010: its value increased at an average annual rate of +4.6% over the last three-year period. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. Based on 2010 figures, polycarbonate consumption decreased by -12.5% against 2008 indices. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when the market value increased by 46% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the polycarbonate market attained its peak figure level at $13M in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2010, consumption failed to regain its momentum.