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PP production in Russia up by 31% in Jan-Oct 2020

December 04/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall polypropylene (PP) production increased in the first ten months of 2020 by 31% year on year to about 1,529,000 tonnes. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

Russian plants" total PP production dropped to 152,000 tonnes in October from 158,200 tonnes a month earlier ZapSibNeftekhim and Poliom"s production capacitites were shut for maintenance. Russia"s overall PP production reached 1,529,000 tonnes in January-October 2020, compared to 1,170,300 tonnes a year earlier. Six out of eight producers raised their capacity utilisation, with a new producer - ZapSibNeftekhim - accounting for the main increase in the output.

The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.


SIBUR Tobolsk raised its capacity utilisation in October, the plant"s production rose to 51,800 tonnes versus 49,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Tobolsk plant"s overall PP production reached 404,600 tonnes in January-October 2020, up by 7% year on year.

ZapSibNeftekhim, the Tobolsk producer, manufactured about 32,000 tonnes of PP in October, compared to 42,300 tonnes in September. The plant"s overall output totalled 357,000 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020.

Omsk Poliom shut its production for a scheduled turnaround in October, having produced 5,800 tonnes of PP, as a result, compared to 17,100 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, the Omsk plant produced 150,500 tonnes of PP in January-October 2020, down by 14% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 17,700 tonnes of propylene polymers in October versus 18,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer reached 182,500 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, compared to 174,900 tonnes a year earlier.

Tomskneftekhim produced 13,500 tonnes of propylene polymers in October versus 7,000 tonnes a month earlier, in September, the producer shut its production for a two-week maintenance. The Tomsk plant"s overall PP output reached 123,200 tonnes in January-October 2020, up by 1% year on year.

Ufaorgsintez"s October PP production was 7,600 tonnes versus 3,200 tonnes in September; the Ufa producer carried out scheduled maintenance works in the first two months of autumn. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 97,700 tonnes in January-October 2020, down by 9% year on year.

Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced 11,900 tonnes of PP in October, compared to 12,400 tonnes a month earlier. The plant"s overall PP output reached 124,300 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, up by 2% year on year.

Stavrolen (LUKOIL) increased its capacity utilisation in October, and, as a result, it produced 11,700 tonnes of propylene polymers versus 8,600 tonnes in September. The Budenovsk plant"s overall production of propylene polymers exceeded 89,400 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020 versus 85,500 tonnes a year earlier.

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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Lukoyl, Poliom, Omsk, Tomskneftekhim, ZapSibNeftekhim, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Neftekhimia, Sibur Tobolsk, Stavrolen, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
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