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HDPE production in Russia dropped by 5% in Jan-Sep 2019

October 21/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) totalled 695,200 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, down by 5% year on year. Three producers out of four reduced their output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

September total HDPE production in Russia decreased to 45,900 tonnes, whereas this figure was 84,300 tonnes a month earlier. Lower output was caused by the shutdowns for maintenance at Stavrolen and Kazanorgsintez"s production capacities. Thus, overall HDPE output reached 695,200 tonnes in January-September 2019, compared to 731,700 tonnes a year earlier. A slight increase in Kazanorgsintez"s production could not offset the decrease in the three other producers" output.

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

Kazanorgsintez"s total HDPE production fell to 32,200 tonnes in September from 50,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Kazan producer shut down its production for a turnaround from 26 September to 20 October. The Kazan plant"s overall HDPE output reached 401,500 tonnes in January-September 2019, up by 1% year on year.

Stavrolen produced 3,400 tonnes last month, compared to 28,200 tonnes in August, the Budyonovsk producer shut its production capacities for maintenance from 6 September to 18 October. The plant"s overall output reached 214,200 tonnes over the stated period, down by 4% year on year.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat increased its capacity utilisation in September, the plant"s total production grew to 10,200 tonnes from 5,400 tonnes a month earlier. The low output in the last month of summer was caused by the delayed completion of the maintenance works. The Bashkir plant"s overall HDPE production reached 77,000 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, down by 14% year on year. We remind that the Salavat producer did not take off-stream its production capacities for maintenance last 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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