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Production of bulk polymers in Ukraine grew by 1.5 times

March 26/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) -- In January-February, overall production of bulk polymers in Ukraine increased by one and half year on year and made 57,581 tonnes, according to a MRC ScanPlast. In February, total production of bulk polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinylchloride and polystyrene) in Ukraine grew to 30,251 tonnes, the largest increase in production fell made PVC.

Before seasonal growth of demand Karpatneftekhim (Lukoil Group) increased its production volume of PVC to 14,583 tonnes, thus increasing capacity utilization to 60%. In January, the production rate made 9,295 tonnes. Production of PVC is expected to increase further in March, with more than 11,000 tonnes of resin will be sent to export markets. The calendar factor decreased production of polyethylene in February to 8,748 tonnes. In general, in January-February, total production of HDPE in Ukraine made more than 18,000 tonnes, which was actually equal to the same period last year.

Production of bulk polymers in Ukraine grew by 1.5 times

Last month production of polypropylene fell to 6,170 tonnes. In March, the Ukrainian producer Linik suspended for an indefinite time the refining, the production capacity of polypropylene made 60%, due to the work at imported feedstock.

In April, production of polypropylene is possible to stop. The two months production of polypropylene made about 14,400 tonnes, which was 19% down, compared to the year before.

In February, there was a small increase in production of polystyrene. Last month Concern Stirol produced only expandable polystyrene with the output amounted to 750 tonnes. In January, production of general purpose polystyrene made about 440 tonnes.

In January-February, overall production of bulk polymers in Ukraine grew by nearly 50% compared to the same period a year ago and amounted to 57,581 tonnes. Such a significant increase in production to a greater extent resulted from the start of production of suspension PVC by Karpatneftehim last May.

Author:Anna Larionova
Category:General News
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