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Polystyrene consumption in Russia in 2010 reached the level of peak 2007

February 01/2011

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Polystyrene consumption in Russia over 2010 made 456 KT which was 24% more than in 2009, according to MRC Annual reports.  

After two-year recession in the sector of PS conversion in Russia, in 2010 the recovery in this sector was marked. Total volume of PS and styrene plastics consumption in Russia exceeded the peak level of 2007 (454 KT). One third of the consumed materials fell at the domestic producer Nizhnekamskneftehim.

A part of the imports (210 KT) in the total volume of consumption in 2010 made 46%. Still a considerable part of the total volume of the imports falls at EPS and ABS (47% and 22% correspondingly).

About 40% of all consumed PS fall at EPS and XPS production.

The growth of PS consumption in Russia is stipulated by development of car industry and electrical goods production as well as growth in the sector of heat insulation materials.

More detailed analysis of PS consumption and production capacities by types, technologies and sectors for each producer is presented in the Annual report «PS and styrene plastics in Russia - 2010».

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