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PE production in Russia up by 62% in January-April 2020

May 29/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall polyethylene (PE) production totalled 994,000 tonnes in the first four months of 2020, up by 62% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

April PE production in Russia rose to 259,400 tonnes, whereas this figure was 260,500 tonnes a month earlier, output of high density polyethylene (HDPE), while the output of other types of polyethylene decreased. Thus, overall PE production reached 994,000 tonnes in January-April 2020, compared to 613,300 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 output by grades looked the following way over the stated period.

April total HDPE production grew to 151,300 tonnes from 142,300 tonnes a month earlier. Russian plants" overall HDPE output reached 571,900 tonnes in January-April 2020, up by 79% year on year.

Last month"s total low density polyethylene (LDPE) production decreased to 58,800 tonnes from 61,000 tonnes in April,  Kazanorgsintez and Tomskneftekhim decreased their output. Thus, overall production of this PE grade totalled 231,900 tonnes over the stated period, up by 6% year on year.

April LLDPE production rose to 49,300 tonnes from 57,200 tonnes a month earlier, ZapSibNeftekhim and Kazanorgsintez decreased its capacity utilisation. Overall LLDPE output rose to 190,100 tonnes in the first four months of 2020 from 75,900 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, Kazanorgsintez, Tomskneftehim, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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