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PVC production in Russia up by 2% in January-May 2020

June 05/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) - Russia"s production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) decreased in April, including due to the scheduled maintenance works of one of the producers. Overall PVC output totalled 432,100 tonnes in January-May 2020, up by 2% year on year, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

April production of unmixed PVC in Russia was 81,100 tonnes from 83,900 tonnes a month earlier, Kaustik Volgograd shut its capacities for three weeks turnaround. The total volume of PVC production increased to 432,100 tonnes in January-May against 422,900 tonnes a year earlier, only two producers increased production volumes, and one reduced PVC production.

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

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 29,900 tonnes of PVC in May, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 1,800 tonnes, compared to 26,500 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at RusVinyl increased to 148,600 tonnes in the first five months of this year, compared to 140,700 tonnes in the same period in 2019.

SayanskKhimPlast produced 27,000 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) in May, whereas this figure was 27,700 tonnes in April. The Sayansk plant managed to produce about 138,000 tonnes of PVC in January-May, compared to 135,700 tonnes a year earlier.

Baskhir Soda Company produced about 22,000 tonnes of SPVC in May, against 23,200 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at Baskhir Soda Company increased to 114,900 tonnes in the first five months of this year, which corresponds to the last year"s figure.

Kaustik (Volgograd) last month stopped its repair capacities, as a result, the final PVC production amounted to only 1,500 tonnes of suspension PVC, while in April this figure was 7,200 tonnes. The plant"s overall production of PVC reached 30,600 tonnes over the stated period versus 31,700 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, Rusvinyl, Sayanskkhimplast.
Category:General News
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