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Russian PVC output grew by 21% in H1

July 18/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) --  In H1this year, the total production of unmixed polyvinylchloride in Russia made about 322,300 tonnes, up 21% year on year, according to MRC analysts.

Russian producers in June increased their output of suspension and emulsion PVC to 54.000 tonnes, while in May this index was about 50,000 tonnes. Last month almost all Russian producers increased their production of polyvinylchloride, the exception made only Sibur-neftekhim because of scheduled stop on the turnaround.

Russia"s largest producer of suspension PVC Sayanskkhimplast last month increased its output up to 24,800 tonnes, from about 21,000 tonnes in May.

In June, Caustic (Sterlitamak), kept  the May level of capacity utilization - 18,100 tonnes. Caustic Volgograd (formerly Plastcard) after the technical problems in May, increased its production to 7,100 tonnes.

Sibur-Neftekhim, on the contrary, due to a short stop on the turnaround reduced the production volume to 2,200 tonnes.

Russia"s only producer of emulsion PVC - Khimprom (Volgograd), produced  in June about 1,900 tonnes of resin.

In general, in the first half of this year, the total output of unmixed polyvinylchloride from Russian producers amounted to about 322,300 tonnes, up 21% year on year. The production of suspension PVC has increased by 22% and eceeded 312,200 tonnes. The main increase in production provided Caustic (Sterlitamak) and Sayanskkhimplast, the growth in production of these producers was 41% and 25% respectively. At the same time the production of emulsion PVC decreased by 8% to 10,000 tonnes.

Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, SayanskKhimPlast, Sibur-Khimprom, Chemprom, Volgograd.
Category:General News
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