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Production of base polymers in Ukraine increased by 2.5 times

December 09/2011

(MRC) -- In November, production of volume polymers in Ukraine made 29.8 thousand tonnes. Over the 11 months, output of base polymers in Ukraine made 276.6 thousand tonnes, according to MRC ScanPlast.

Last month Ukrainian producer Karpatneftechem (Lukoil group) increased polyethylene (PE) production up to 9 thousand tonnes that was almost by 2 thousand tonnes more than in October. In January-November, total volume of HDPE production in Ukraine made 93.3 thousand tonnes.


In November, Linik (TNK-BP group) increased output of polypropylene (PP). Last month total PP production increased to 8.3 thousand tonnes. Over the 11 months, total PP production in Ukraine made 85.4 thousand tonnes that was by 23% more, year on year. Such a low last year volume of PP production resulted from a long turnaround of the whole complex of oil refineries.

Production of base polymers in Ukraine increased by 2.5 times
In November, production volumes of suspension PVC by Karpatneftechem (Lukoil Group) made 10.8 thousand tonnes. The Ukrainian producer loaded its PVC facilities not more than by 50%. Over less than seven months, Karpatneftechem produced about 76.5 thousand tonnes of PVC-S.


In November, Ukrainian producer Stirol produced 1.6 thousand tonnes of polystyrene, which was almost two times lower compared to October figures. In January-November, the companys output of polystyrene made nearly 21.4 thousand tonnes, which was by 37% more, year on year.


In general, over the 11 months, total output of base polymers by Ukrainian producers made 276.6 thousand tonnes that was by 153% more, year on year. Such growth of production volumes was provided by the launch of new capacities (PVC at Karpatneftechem), as well as increased production volumes at existing production sites.


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