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In September, production of PVC in Russia decreased by 19%

October 17/2012

MOSCOW (MRC) -- In September, Russian producers decreased production of PVC by 19%, from August to 32,930 tonnes. This is the minimum production volume over the past two years, as per MRC ScanPlast.

Last month, Russian producers because of scheduled and unplanned shutdowns have reduced production of unmixed PVC (suspension and emulsion) to two years" minimum. In September, the total volume of production of polyvinyl chloride amounted to 32,930 tonnes, down 19%, from August.

From late August to mid-September the largest producer of PVC in Russia - SayanskKhimPlast had stopped its capacities on the planned turnaround. In September, company produced about 11,000 tonnes. Kaustik (Sterlitamak) due to technical problems on the pipeline and the limited supply of ethylene was forced to stop production twice and cut capacity utilization. In September, the company produced about 9,500 tonnes of PVC.

The other PVC producers kept their capacity utilization at the August level. The total volume of PVC in Russia amounted to about 31,000 tonnes, from 40,700 tonnes in August.

Khimprom (Volgograd) in September kept the capacity utilization at the August level. Over the month, the company produced about 1,972 tonnes of emulsion PVC, from 2,040 tonnes in August.

Over the nine months of this year, the total output of unmixed PVC in Russia amounted to about 443,700 tonnes, up 8% year on year. The producers of suspension provided the growth in production (SayanskKhimPlast by 5%, Kaustik (Sterlitamak) by 22%), whereas the production of emulsion decreased by 3% to 16,060 tonnes.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, Sterlitamak JSC (KAUSTIK), SayanskKhimPlast, Chemprom, Volgograd.
Category:General News
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