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PP production in Russia grew by 13% in H1 2021

July 30/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) - Russia"s production of polypropylene (PP) increased to about 1.025 m tonnes in first six months of this year, up 13% year on year, compared with the same period of 2020. Only two producers increased their output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

Russian plants" total PP production increased to 173,800 tonnes in June from 158,000 tonnes a month earlier, ZapSibNeftekhim increased its capacity utilisation after the short turnaround in April-May. Russia"s overall PP production reached 1.025 m tonnes in January-June 2021, compared with 905,900 tonnes a year earlier. Two out of seven producers increased their capacity utilisation, with SIBUR Tobolsk/ZapSibNeftekhim accounting for the greatest growth in the output.

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

SIBUR Tobolsk / Zapsibneftekhim increased capacity utilization in June, the total production of polypropylene reached 97,900 tonnes versus 76,900 tonnes a month earlier (in late April - early May, the company carried out preventive maintenance works). Tobolsk complex"s PP overall output reached 537,200 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 28% year on year.

Poliom kept high  level of capacity utilisation in June, having produced about 17,200 tonnes of PP compared with 17,400 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, the Omsk plant produced about 104,000 tonnes of PP over the stated period, up by 11% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced a little less then 18,400 tonnes of propylene polymers in June versus 18,700 tonnes a month earlier.
The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer reached 109,800 tonnes in January-June 2021, compared to 110,000 tonnes a year earlier.

Tomskneftekhim last month produced about 10,000 tonnes against 13,300 tonnes a month earlier. Total PP production by the producer increased to 74,700 tonnes in January-June 2021, up 3% year on year.

Ufaorgsintez"s capacities were operated with a reduceloadingng in June, as well as in May, the final PP production reached about 9,300 tonnes. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 63,100 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, down by 5% year on year.

NPP Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced about 12,400 tonnes last month, compared to 13,000 tonnes in May. The plant"s overall PP output reached 75,300 tonnes over the stated period, which was the same as in 2020.

Stavrolen (Lukoil) produced slightly over 8,600 tonnes of propylene polymers in June versus 9,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Budenovsk plant"s overall output of propylene polymers  reached 60,800 tonnes in the first six months of 2021, up by 3% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PP, PP block copolymer, homopolymer PP, PP random copolymer, PP-stat, ZapSibNeftekhim, Poliom, Sibur Holding, Stavrolen, Tomskneftehim, Ufaorgsyntez, Russia.
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