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PVC production in Russia up by 1% in H1 2020   1  

July 13/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) totalled 509,300 tonnes in January-June 2020, up by only 1% year on year. Only three producers managed to increase their output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

June production of unmixed PVC in Russia was 77,200 tonnes versus 81,100 tonnes a month earlier, Kaustik Volgograd shut its production capacities for an unscheduled turnaround, and Bashkir Soda Company also took off-stream its production for an unplanned maintenance. Overall output of polymer rose to 509,300 tonnes in the first half of 2020 from 502,600 tonnes a year earlier, only three producers increased their production, whereas Bashkir Soda Company reduced its PVC production.

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

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced 28,500 tonnes of PVC in June, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,300 tonnes, compared to 29,900 tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl"s overall SPVC output reached 177,100 tonnes in the first six months of 2020, compared to 166,800 tonnes a year earlier.

SayanskKhimPlast produced slightly over 27,000 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) last month, whereas this figure was 27,700 tonnes in May. The Sayansk plant managed to produce 165,000 tonnes of PVC in January-June 2020, compared to 162,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Bashkir Soda Company shut its PVC production for 5 days in mid-June because of disruptions in ethylene shipments, and as a result, the final June output fell to 15,800 tonnes from 22,000 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall production of resin reached 130,700 tonnes in January-June 2020, down by 5% year on year.

Kaustik Volgograd shut its production capacities for maintenance in May-June, as a result, the plant"s total PVC output was 1,500 tonnes and 5,900 tonnes, respectively. The plant"s overall production of resin exceeded 36,500 tonnes in the first half of 2020 versus 36,000 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Rusvinyl, Nizhni Novgorod, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, Sayanskkhimplast, Rossiya.
Category:General News
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