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LLDPE production rose by 17% in January-October in Russia

November 25/2021
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s overall linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE)  production totalled 4,946,000 tonnes in the first ten months of 2021, up by 17% year on year. ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the main increase in the output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.

October total LLDPE production in Russia decreased to 35,300 tonnes, whereas this figure was at  47,300 tonnes a month earlier, all producers decreased their capacity utilisation. Thus, overall PE output reached 4,946,000 tonnes in January-October 2021, compared to  4,242,000 tonnes a year earlier. All producers raised their output of PE, but ZapSibNeftekhim accounted for the greatest increase in production.

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

October LLDPE production at ZapSibNeftekhim"s facilities reached 18,400 tonnes against 29,300 tonnes a month earlier. In general, the total output of linear polyethylene at the Tobolsk plant reached the level of 272,600 tonnes in January-October, up 21% year on year.

Last month, LLDPE production at the facilities of Nizhnekamskneftekhim decreased to 13,700 tonnes against 18,100 tonnes in September, the Nizhnekamsk producer stopped production in October for a short repair. Thus, overall production of this PE grade totalled 187,600 tonnes over the stated period, up by 4% year on year.

Kazanorgsintez for ten months of this year produced 34,400 tonnes of linear polyethylene against 19,500 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PE, LLDPE, LDPE, HDPE, ZapSibNeftekhim, Kazanorgsintez, Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
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