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ACC releases September 2020 resin production and sales statistics

October 29/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- U.S. production of major plastic resins totaled 7.2 billion pounds during September 2020, a decrease of 5.1%compared to the prior month, and a decrease of 0.9% compared to the same month in 2019, according to statistics released today by the American Chemistry Council (ACC).

Year-to-date production was 67.3 billion pounds, a 1.5% increase as compared to the same period in 2019.

Sales and captive (internal) use of major plastic resins totaled 7.4 billion pounds during September 2020, a decrease of 2.0% compared to the prior month, and an increase of 0.5% from the same month one year earlier.

Year-to-date sales and captive use was 68.4 billion pounds, a 2.7% increase as compared to the same period in 2019.

We remind that Russia's output of chemical products rose in September 2020 by 6.7% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals increased by 6.1% year on year in the first nine months of 2020, according to Rosstat's data. According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, polymers in primary form accounted for the greatest increase in the January-September output. Last month's production of primary polymers decreased to 852,000 tonnes from 888,000 tonnes in August due to shutdowns in Tomsk, Ufa and Kazan. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 7,480,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 16.4%  year on year.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:North America, petroleum products, crude oil, neftegaz, petrochemistry.
Category:General News
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