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PP production in Russia dropped by 1.3% in January-September 2019

October 29/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall production of polypropylene (PP) decreased in the first nine months of 2019 by 1.3% year on year to 1,059,400 tonnes. Three producers out of seven reduced the capacity utilisation, according to MRC ScanPlast.

September PP production in the country decreased to 85,700 tonnes, compared with 119,000 tonnes in August, as four producers shut their capacities for scheduled maintenance works at once. Russia"s overall PP production reached 1,059,400 tonnes in January-September 2019, compared to 1,072,900 tonnes a year earlier. Poliom, Stavrolen and SIBUR Tobolsk reduced  production volumes.

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

SIBUR Tobolsk reduced its capacity utilisation in September, its total production fell to 26,600 tonnes from 32,900 tonnes a month earlier. The Tobolsk plant"s total PP production reached 346,500 tonnes in January-September 2019, down by 5% year on year.

Poliom (Omsk) produced 10,100 tonnes of PP last month, compared to 19,500 tonnes in August. Overall, the Omsk plant produced 156,700 tonnes of PP over the stated period, down by 6% year on year.


Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 18,000 tonnes of propylene polymers in September versus 18,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer exceeded 161,300 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, compared to 160,700 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month Tomskneftekhim produced 9,500 tonnes of propylene polymers versus 12,500 tonnes in August, the decline in production was a result of a short scheduled turnaround. The Tomsk plant"s total PP output reached 108,800 tonnes over the stated period, up 5% year on year.

Ufaorgsintez last month shut its capacity utilisation for 12 days scheduled maintenance works, total polypropylene production had dropped to 6,300 tonnes against 11,500 tonnes in August. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 96,200 tonnes in January-September 2019, up 2% year on year.

NPP Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced 12,400 tonnes last month, compared to 13,000 tonnes in August. The plant"s overall PP output reached 108,600 tonnes over the stated period, up by 10% year on year.

Stavrolen (LUKOIL) last month shut its capacity utilisation for 39 days scheduled maintenance works, total polypropylene production had dropped to 2,700 tonnes against 11,100 tonnes in August. The Budennovsk plant"s overall output of propylene polymers increased in the nine months of 2019 to 78,600 tonnes from 74,100 tonnes a year earlier.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Neftekhimia, Poliom, Sibur Tobolsk, Stavrolen, Ufaorgsyntez.
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