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Output of products from polymers in Russia rose by 13% in Q1, 2013

April 22/2013

MOSCOW (MRC) -- In the first quarter, Russian converters of polymers increased production of finished products by 12,8% year-on-year, according to MRC analysts.

The sector of sheets production accounted for the largest production volume, while, by contrast, the output of bottles, flasks and similar articles from polymers slumped by 14,8% to 3.13 billion items. However, the output of these products in March rose by nearly a quarter from February and reached the level of 1.24 billion items.

The production of plates, non-porous sheets in March fell to 13,500 tonnes, while in February this index made 17,900 tonnes. In January-March, 2013, the total output of plates, non-porous sheets by Russian plants  made about 51,000 tonnes, up 30% year-on-year.

In the construction sector, plastic windows and window sills accounted for the largest increase in production volumes. According to Rosstat, last month the output of these products amounted to 1.6 million square metres, up 22% from February. Overall, in January-March this year, the production volume of plastic windows and window sills made 3.9 million square meters, an increase of 21% year-on-year.

In March 2013, the output of doors and their polymer boxes reached 60,400 square metres, an increase of 26% from February. However, in January-March 2013, the total production volume of doors and polymer boxes grew by only 3,3% year-on-year.

The production of plastic pipes and fittings in March rose to 47,200 tonnes, up 12% from February. Over the first three months of 2013, the total output of plastic pipes and fittings went up to 127,000 tonnes, up 6,4% year-on-year.

Last month, the output of plates, polymer non-porous and non-reinforced films made about 70,900 tonnes, an increase of 9% compared to February. In January-March 2013, the total production volume of these products amounted to 183,000 tonnes, up 7,1% year-on-year.


mrcplast.com
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, PP, PE, bottles others, pipe extrusion, rigid pipes, door profile, sheets, window profile, film, plates, fittings.
Category:General News
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