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PVC production in Russia up by 7% in January-April 2019

May 15/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers maintained high capacity utilisation at their PVC production capacities in the first four months of the year. Overal PVC output totalled 343,400 tonnes in January-April 2019, up by 7% year on year, according to MRC's ScanPlast report.



April total production of unmixed PVC was 83,200 tonnes, compared to 90,700 tonnes a month earlier, Bashkir Soda Company and RusVinyl reduced their capacity utilisation. Thus, overall PVC production reached 343,400 tonnes in the first four months of 2019, compared to 322,200 tonnes a year earlier. All plants raised their output, except for Kaustik Volgograd.

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

 


RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced 26,700 tonnes of PVC in April, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,500 tonnes, compared to 31,200 tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl's overall PVC production reached 116,100 tonnes in January-April 2019, up by 10% year on year.

SayanskKhimPlast produced 27,200 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) last month, whereas this figure was 28,000 tonnes in March. The Sayansk plant managed to produce over 108,000 tonnes of PVC in the first four months of 2019, compared to 96,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Baskhir Soda Company produced 22,200 tonnes of SPVC in April versus 24,500 tonnes a month earlier. Baskhir Soda Company's overall SPVC production reached 91,100 tonnes in January-April 2019, compared to 89,100 tonnes a year earlier.

Kaustik (Volgograd) produced 6,900 tonnes of SPVC last month, whereas this figure was 7,100 tonnes in March. Kaustik's overall production of resin reached 28,200 tonnes in the first four months of 2019 versus 31,400 tonnes a year earlier.

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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, Rusvinyl, Sayanskkhimplast, Russia.
Category:General News
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