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PP production in Russia grew 31% in 2020

February 02/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) - Production of polypropylene (PP) in Russia increased to about 1,883 mln tonnes in 2020, up 31% compared to 2019.
The main increase in production volumes was provided by ZapSibNeftekhim, as per MRC ScanPlast.

December PP production in the country exceeded 184,700 tonnes, compared with 169,1000 tonnes in November; several producers increased their capacity utilisation. Russia"s overall PP production reached 1.883,000 mln tonnes in 2020, compared to 1.441,500 mln tonnes a year earlier. Six out of eight producers increased their capacity utilisation, two producers decreased production volumes.

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

SIBUR Tobolsk increased its capacity utilisation in December, the plant"s PP production dropped to 51,400 tonnes that month versus 49,200 tonnes a month earlier. Tobolsk-Polymer"s PP production reached 505,100 tonnes in 2020, up 8% year on year.

ZapSibNeftekhim produced about 47,600 tonnes of polypropylene in December compared with 40,000 tonnes in November. Overall sales of PP totalled 444,600 tonnes over the stated period.

Poliom increased capacity utilisation to almost 100% in December, and, as a result, produced about 18,700 tonnes of polypropylene, while a month earlier the volume of production did not exceed 15,000 tonnes. The Omsk plant"s PP production totalled about 184,200 tonnes over the stated period, down by 14% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced a little more then 19,000 tonnes of propylene polymers in December versus 18,000 tonnes a month earlier.
The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer reached 219,700 tonnes in the twelve months of 2020, compared to 211,700 tonnes a year earlier.

Tomskneftekhim produced about 12,800 tonnes of polypropylene in December compared with 12,400 tonnes in November. Total PP production by the producer increased to 148,300 tonnes in January-December 2020, up 1% year on year.


December PP production at Ufaorgsintez was about 11,500 tonnes from 11,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 120,300 tonnes in January-December 2020, down 6% year on year.

Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) last month produced about 13,000 tonnes of PP in December, compared with 12,500 tonnes in November. The producer"s PP output in 2016 reached 149,800 tonnes, up 9% year on year.

Stavrolen decreased capacity utilisation in December and produced about 10,700 tonnes of propylene polymers versus 10,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Budenovsk plant"s overall output of propylene polymers increased in 2020 to 111,000 tonnes from 105,200 tonnes a year earlier.

Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, PP-stat, ZapSibNeftekhim, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Neftekhimia, Poliom, Sibur Tobolsk, Sibur Holding, Stavrolen.
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