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PVC production in Russia in Q1 decreased by 3%

April 09/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) reached 259,400 tonnes in the first three months of 2021, down 3% year on year. All producers decreased production volumes over the reported period, according to MRC ScanPlast.

March production of unmixed PVC in Russia was 90,200 tonnes from 79,400 tonnes a month earlier, all producers increased capacity utilisation in March. Total PVC production in Russia reached 259,400 tonnes in January - March 2021 against 266,900 tonnes a year earlier, a decrease in production volumes was seen from all producers.

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

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 31,000 tonnes of PVC in March, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,900 tonnes, compared to 26,200 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at RusVinyl decreased to 88,200 tonnes in the first three months of this year, compared to 92,700 tonnes in the same period in 2020.

SayanskKhimPlast increased capacity utilisation in March, having produced about 27,400 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) compared to 25,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Sayansk plant managed to produce about 80,500 tonnes of PVC in January-March, compared to 82,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Baskhir Soda Company produced about 24,500 tonnes of SPVC in March, against 21,700 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at Baskhir Soda Company was 69,700 tonnes in the first three months of this year, which corresponds to the last year"s figure.

Kaustik (Volgograd) produced about 7,400 tonnes of SPVC in March, compared with 6,300 tonnes in February. The plant"s overall production of PVC reached 21,100 tonnes in January-March versus 22,000 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Bashkir Soda Company, Kaustik, Kaustik Volgograd, Rusvinyl, Sayanskkhimplast, Russia.
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