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PVC production in Russia down by 0.3% in Jan-Sep 2020

October 08/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) totalled 718,500 tonnes in January-September 2020, down by 0.3% year on year. At the same time, only two producers managed to increase their PVC output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

September total production of unmixed PVC grew to 86,000 tonnes from 75,500 tonnes a month earlier, SayanskKhimPlast and RusVinyl increased their capacity utilisation. Overall output of polymer were 718,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020 versus 720,500 tonnes a year earlier, only two producers raised their production volumes, and RusVinyl cut its output.

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

RusVinyl increased its capacity utilisation in September and produced 30,400 tonnes of PVC, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,500 tonnes, compared to 26,100 tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl"s overall output of resin reached 246,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 257,100 tonnes a year earlier.

SayanskKhimPlast also raised its capacity utilisation last month and produced slightly over 27,100 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC), whereas this figure was 20,500 tonnes in August. The Sayansk producer shut its production capacities for a one-month scheduled maintenance on 8 July. The plant managed to produce 216,600 tonnes of PVC in January-September 2020, compared to 213,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Bashkir Soda Company (BSK) maintained its capacity utilisation in September the same, the final output reached 21,500 tonnes versus 21,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall production of resin reached 197,600 tonnes in January-September 2020, up by 3% year on year.

Kaustik, Volgograd"s PVC production was 7,000 tonnes last month versus 7,100 tonnes in August. The plant"s overall production of resin exceeded 57,800 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020 versus 57,900 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Rusvinyl, Nizhni Novgorod, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik Volgograd, Sayanskkhimplast, Russia.
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