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PE production in Russia up by 66% in Jan-Nov 2020

December 29/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall polyethylene (PE) production totalled 2,722,000 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, up by 66% year on year. Linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) accounted for the greatest increase in the output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

November total PE production in Russia rose to 272,800 tonnes, whereas this figure was at 244,900 tonnes a month earlier, Kazanorgsintez an ZapSibNeftekhim increased their capacity utilisation in the first month of calender winter. Thus, overall PE output in the country reached 2,722,000 tonnes in January-November 2020, compared to 1,639,000 tonnes a year earlier. Production of all PE grades increased, with low density polyethylene (LDPE) being the exception.

The PE production structure by grades looked the following way over the stated period.

November total high density polyethylene (HDPE) production  reached 158,600 tonnes versus 140,200 tonnes a month earlier, Kazanorgsintez and ZapSibNeftekhim raised their output. Russian plants" overall HDPE output reached 1,664,400 tonnes in January-November 2020, up by 99% year on year.

Last month"s total LDPE production grew to 55,500 tonnes from 50,900 tonnes in October, some Ufaorgsintez and Kazanorgsintez"s production capacities were shut for maintenance in October. Thus, overall production of this PE grade totalled 574,600 tonnes over the stated period, down by 2% year on year.

November LLDPE production rose to 58,700 tonnes from 53,800 tonnes a month earlier, Kazanorgsintez increased its output. Overall LLDPE production grew to 482,900 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020 from 218,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, ZapSibNeftekhim, Kazanorgsintez, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
Category:General News
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