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HDPE production in Russia rose by 0.4% in Q1 2019

April 18/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) totalled 236,300 tonnes in the first three months of 2019, up by 0.4% year on year. Only two producers out of four increased their output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report

Total HDPE output in Russia grew to 79,300 tonnes in March, whereas this figure was about 71,500 tonnes a month earlier. Stavrolen increased its capacity utilisation after February short maintenance. Thus, overall HDPE production reached 236,300 tonnes in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 235,300 tonnes a year earlier. Only Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Kazanorgsintez raised their output.

The structure of polyethylene (PE) production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.


Kazanorgsintez"s March total HDPE output virtually remained at the level of February and was 42,800 tonnes. The Kazan plant"s overall HDPE production reached 137,300 tonnes in January-March 2019, up by 2.2% year on year.

Stavrolen produced 27,900 tonnes last month versus 18,200  tonnes in February, the plant shut its production capacities for a one-week turnaround in early February. The plant"s overall output reached 72,900 tonnes over the stated period, down by 4% year on year.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat reduced its capacity utilisation in March, the plant produced 8,600 tonnes last month, compared to 9,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall HDPE output exceeded 28,700 tonnes in the first three months of 2019, up 3% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced exclusively linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) over the stated period.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, HDPE, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Kazanorgsintez, Stavrolen, Russia.
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