MOSCOW (MRC) -- In Q1, the volume of chemical production in Russia
fell by 0.6%, the output of resin and plastic products grew by 2.8%, according
to MRC analysts.
In March, the volume of chemical production in Russia grew by 1% year on
year, according to Rosstat. In Q1, the production of chemicals fell by 0.6%. The
largest decline in output fell on propylene, polypropylene and polyethylene (due
to the accident at Stavrolen) and mineral fertilizers.
Last month, the production of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% of the
basic substance) made 1,568 tonnes, 14% up than in February. In Q1, the
production of mineral fertilizers decreased by 8% year on year. The production
of caustic soda (in terms of 100% the basic substance) in March reached 94,800
tonnes. Over the first three months, of production of caustic soda rose by
In March, the production of ethylene and propylene made 202,000 tonnes and
96,800 tonnes, respectively. In January-March, the total production of
ethylene and propylene decreased by 8% and 15% respectively year on year. The
decline in production was due to an accident at Stavrolen in December. The
production of styrene made 46,500 tonnes, styrene production grew by
The production of polyethylene, polypropylene, polystyrene and
polyvinyl chloride last month reached 126,000 tonnes, 52,900 tonnes, 27,100
tonnes and 63,700 tonnes, respectively. In Q1, the production large volume
polymers in Russia fell by 4%.