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PVC production in Russia rose by 25% from January to July 2015

August 21/2015

MOSCOW (MRC) -- The overall production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in Russia increased over the first seven months of 2015 by 25% year on year and totalled 473,500 tonnes. RusVinyl accounted for the lion"s share of the production growth, Bashkir Soda Company also increased its ouput significantly, according to MRC ScanPlast report.

All Russian producers increased their PVC production in July, the overall output totalled about 75,000 tonnes versus 66,600 tonnes a month earlier. Russia"s total production of unmixed PVC reached 473,500 tonnes from January to July 2015 versus 379,400 tonnes a year earlier. RusVinyl and Bashkir Soda Company (BSC) increased theri production significantly this year.

The PVC production structure by producers looks the following way over the stated period.

SayanskKhimplast raised its output to 22,100 tonnes last month from 20,100 tonnes in June. And since August 9, the plant has stopped its production for a scheduled maintenance. The Sayan plant produced 140,900 tonnes of PVC over the first seven months of 2015, down by 22% year on year. This year"s lower supplies of ethylene from Angarsk Polymer Plant was the main reason for the plant"s reduced production.

BSC produced 21,700 tonnes of PVC in July 2015, wheras the June figure was 20,400 tonnes. The overall output of resin at the Bashkir plant  rose to 147,000 tonnes over the said period, up by 11% year on year. As reported previously, in 2016, the plant plans to increase its production capacity to 240,000 tonnes per year.

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) raised its capacity utilisation last month, the total PVC production was 23,100 tonnes (including 500 tonnes of emulsion PVC), whereas the plant"s June PVC output was 18,400 tonnes. From January to July 2015, the plant"s overall production of resin totalled about 130,000 tonnes, of which 3,300 tonnes accounted for emulsion PVC.

Kaustik (Volgograd) also slightly increased its production in July, last month"s PVC production of the plant totalled 8,100 tonnes versus 7,900 tonnes a month earlier. The plant produced a total of 55,700 tonnes of resin over the stated period, virtually down by 1% year on year.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Rusvinyl, Nizhni Novgorod, Solvin, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, SayanskKhimPlast, Sibur Holding, Russia.
Category:General News
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