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PVC production in Russia down 1% in the first eleven months of 2016

December 14/2016
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall output of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) dropped in the first eleven months of 2016 by 1% year on year, exceeding 701,200 tonnes. Only RusVinyl and Bashkir Soda Company showed a positive dynamics, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

November production of unmixed PVC in Russia rose to 74,200 tonnes from 62,000 tonnes a month earlier, with RusVinyl and Bashkir Soda Company, which shut down their production capacities for a scheduled turnaround in October, accounting for a major increase in production. Overall PVC production exceeded 701,200 tonnes in January-November 2016, compared to 711,600 tonnes a year earlier. RusVinyl raised its output by 30%, Bashkir Soda Company - by 3%, whereas SayanskKhimplast and Kaustik Volgograd reduced their production of resin.

The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.

RusVinyl (joint venture of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 29,500 tonnes of PVC in November, 2,200 tonnes of which accounted for emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC), compared to 20,900 tonnes a month earlier. As reported previously, RusVinyl shut down its production capacities for a scheduled maintenance in the second half of September - early October. RusVinyl"s total PVC production exceeded 275,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2016, whereas this figure was 210,9000 tonnes a year earlier.

Bashkir Soda Company produced over 21,600 tonnes of suspension polyvinyl chloride (SPVC) last month, whereas this figure was slightly more than 13,700 tonnes in October (the plant was shut for a short turnaround in October). The Bashkir plant"s overall output of resin exceeded 226,000 tonnes in January-November 2016, up by 3% year on year.

Kaustik (Volgograd) showed a slight decrease in its output in November, last month"s total SPVC production was 7,600 tonnes, compared to 8,000 tonnes a month earlier. The plant"s overall production of resin reached 80,400 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2016, down by 8% year on year. Lower output was largely caused by a long turnaround in May-June.

SayanskKhimPlast reduced its capacity utilisation last month, the plant"s SPVC production reached 15,600 tonnes, whereas this figure was 19,400 tonnes in October. The Sayansk plant managed to produce only 119,800 tonnes of resin in the fist eleven months of 2016, compared to 193,2000 tonnes a year earlier. The major reduction in production was due to a forced long shutdown in February-July because of an emergency outage at the ethylene unit of Angarsk Polymer Plant, the only ethylene supplier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, ethylene, Rusvinyl, Nizhni Novgorod, Solvin, Angarsk Polymers Plant, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, SayanskKhimPlast, Sibur Holding, Russia.
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