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PP production in Russia increased by 37% in January-March

April 28/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) - Production of polypropylene (PP) in Russia increased to about 472,900 tonne in first three months of this year, down 37% year on year, compared to the same period of 2019. The main increase in production volumes was provided by ZapSibNeftekhim, MRC DataScope said.

March PP production in Russia fell to 146,600 tonnes compared to 157,700 tonnes a month earlier. SIBUR Tobolsk shut its PP production in mid March for a turnaround. Russia"s overall PP production reached 472,900 tonnes in the first three months of 2020, compared to 346,000 tonnes a year earlier. Five out of eight producers increased capacity utilisation, while the main increase in operating hours was provided by a new producer - ZapSibNeftekhim.

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

SIBUR Tobolsk shut its facilities for 45-day turnaround  in mid-March, the total production indicator was 22,900 tonnes against 44,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Tobolsk plant"s total PP production reached 122,600 tonnes in the first three months of 2020, up by 3% year on year.

ZapSibNeftekhim in March produced about 37,500 tonnes of polypropylene compared with 38,000 tonnes in February. The production output in the first three months of this year totalled 116,400 tonnes.

Poliom  produced about 18,000 tonnes of PP in March, compared with 16,880 tonnes in February. Total PP production at the plant over the reported period was about 51,600 tonnes, down 2% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 19,100 tonnes of propylene polymers in February versus 17,200 tonnes a month earlier. The producer"s PP output exceeded 55,100 tonnes in January-March 2020 compared with 53,600 tonnes year on year.

Tomskneftekhim in March produced about 13,400 tonnes of polypropylene to 11,500 tonnes in February. Total PP production by the producer increased to 38,000 tonnes in January-March 2020, up 3% year on year.

March PP production at Ufaorgsintez increased to about 11,200 tonnes from 10,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 32,300 tonnes in January-March 2020, down 4% year on year.

Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) last month produced about 13,100 tonnes of PP, compared with 10,800 tonnes in February. The plant"s overall PP output reached 36,900 tonnes over the stated period, up by 2% year on year.

Stavrolen (LUKOIL) increased its capacity utilisation in March, the total production of propylene polymers was 11,500 tonnes versus 8,600 tonnes a month earlier. In general, the total production of polymers of propylene in the first three months of this year at the Budenovsk enterprise reached 30,000 tonnes against 23,600 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Neftekhimia, Poliom, Sibur Tobolsk, Stavrolen.
Category:General News
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