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PVC production in Russia increased by 3% in January-February 2019

March 12/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) - Russian producers of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) kept high capacity utilisation in the first two months of the year, despite the low season in the domestic market. Total production of PVC reached 169,500 tonnes in January-February, up 3% year on year, according to MRC ScanPlast.

February production of unmixed PVC in Russia was 81,700 tonnes from 87,800 tonnes a month earlier, several producers decreased capacity utilisation. Overall PVC output was 169,500 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, compared to 165,200 tonnes a year earlier.

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

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 28,600 tonnes of PVC in February, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,000 tonnes, compared to 29,500 tonnes a month earlier. Overall PVC production at RusVinyl exceeded 58,000 tonnes in January-February 2019, up by 8% year on year.

SayanskKhimPlast produced 25,100 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) last month, whereas this figure was only 27,700 tonnes in February.
The Sayansk plant managed to produce about 52,800 tonnes of resin in January-February, compared to 52,000 tonnes a year earlier.

Baskhir Soda Company produced about 21,500 tonnes of SPVC in February, against 23,000 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at Baskhir Soda Company increased to 44,400 tonnes in the first two months of this year, compared to 43,800 tonnes in the same period in 2018.

Kaustik (Volgograd) produced 6,600 tonnes of SPVC in February, compared with 7,600 tonnes in January. Thus, Kaustik"s overall production of SPVC reached 14,200 tonnes in the first two months of 2019 versus 15,500 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, Sayanskkhimplast.
Category:General News
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