The production of polyethylene in Russia fell in April to 102,300 tonnes. The
decline in production resulted from the shutdown of Kazanorgsintez capacities
for LDPE production. Also worth mention the temporary suspension of Stavrolen
and the reduced capacities utilization of Angara ZP.
Russian producers managed to increase the output of PP to 53,000 tonnes. In
April, Stavrolen’s output made more than 8,000 tonnes, while other Russian
producers, by contrast, reduced the production volumes. In general, the total
production over four months reached 203,000 tonnes.
In April, three Russian producers of PVC stopped their capacities on the
turnaround (Caustic/Volgograd, Khimprom and Sibur-neftekhim). As a consequence,
the total production of unmixed PVC in Russia fell to 49,800 tonnes. In
January-April, the production of PVC made about 192,000 tonnes.
The total volume of polystyrene production last month amounted to little more
than 23,000 tonnes. Angarsk polymer plant showed a serious decline in