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PE production in Russia up by 59% in Jan-Mar 2020

April 28/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall polyethylene (PE) production totalled 734,600 tonnes in the first three months of 2020, up by 59% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

March total PE production in Russia rose to 260,500 tonnes, whereas this figure was at 237,800 tonnes a month earlier, output of high density polyethylene (HDPE) and LLDPE increased. Thus, overall PE production reached 734,600 tonnes in January-March 2020, compared to 460,600 tonnes a year earlier. Production of all PE grades rose, but LLDPE accounted for the greatest increase, which was provided by ZapSibNeftekhim.

The structure of PE production by grades looked the following way over the stated period.

March total HDPE production grew to 142,300 tonnes from 140,500 tonnes a month earlier. ZapSibNeftekhim raised its capacity utilisation. Russian plants" overall HDPE output reached 420,600 tonnes in January-March 2020, up by 78% year on year.

Last month"s total low density polyethylene (LDPE) production grew to 61,000 tonnes from 53,700 tonnes in February, Gazpron neftekhim Salavat, Kazanorgsintez and Tomskneftekhim increased their output. Thus, overall production of this PE grade totalled 173,200 tonnes over the stated period, up by 3% year on year.

March LLDPE production rose to 57,200 tonnes from 43,600 tonnes a month earlier, ZapSibNeftekhim increased its capacity utilisation by 19%. Overall LLDPE output rose to 140,800 tonnes in the first three months of 2020 from 56,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Tomskneftekhim, ZapSibNeftekhim, Kazanorgsintez, Russia.
Category:General News
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