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In May production of polymers in Russia increased to 282,500 tonnes

July 02/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) - Last month, Russian producers of large volume polymers were able to increase their output to 282,500 tonnes. Over the first five months, the total production of polymers in Russia amounted to 1,415 thous. tonnes, according to MRC analysts.

Last month, Russian producers of large polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, styrene plastics, PET) was able to increase the volume of production to 282,500 tonnes, up 4% compared with the April figure. The production of polypropylene, polystyrene and styrene plastics and PET have increased. As for other polymers, their production in May is comparable with the April figure.

In the May production of polyethylene in Russia amounted to little more than 101,000 tonnes, which is comparable with the April figure. The volume of LDPE was reduced to 45,840 tonnes to a greater extent due to the prevention of Kazanorgsintez, the output of HDPE and LLDPE decreased to the index 54,900 tonnes due to reduction capacity utilization of Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. In general, in January - May, Russian producers succeeded to produce more than 551,000 tonnes of polyethylene.

Last month, almost all Russian producers increased capacity utilization of polypropylene. The total volume of the polymer in Russia rose to 60,000 tonnes and in January - May production of polypropylene exceeded 262,200 tonnes, down 8% compared to the same period a year ago.

Production of suspension PVC in May amounted to about 48,000 tonnes. Khimprom (Volgograd) in May boosted the production of emulsion PVC to 1,800 tonnes after scheduled turnaround in April. Over the first five months of this year, the total volume of unmixed PVC from Russian producers amounted to about 266,600 tonnes, up 23% compared to the same period a year ago.

In May, the production volume of PET from Russian producers did not change relative to indicators in April and amounted to 42,300 tonnes. In May, Sibur-PETF loaded capacities utilisation fully, in total, the Tver plant produced about 6,500 tonnes against the 4,000 tonnes in April. Capacity utilization of other producers of PET did not change significantly.

The volume of polystyrene and styrene plastics by Russian producers in May rose to 29,310 tonnes. The output of high impact polystyrene and general purpose polystyrene totaled about 21,500 tonnes, while the production of expandable polystyrene has almost doubled in comparison with April and amounted to 7,470 tonnes.

In general, for the first five months of this year, Russian makers produced about 1,415 tonnes of large volume polymers, down 3% year on year.

Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, PP, PS, PE, PET, Sibur Holding, Chemprom, Volgograd.
Category:General News
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