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PVC production in Russia down by 1% in January-April 2021

May 18/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) reached 346,100 tonnes in the first four months of 2021, down 1% year on year. All producers decreased production volumes over the reported period, with the exception of the Bashkir Soda Company, according to MRC"s ScanPlast Report.

April production of unmixed PVC in Russia was 79,400 tonnes from 90,200 tonnes a month earlier, RusVinyl decreased capacity utilisation.
Total PVC production in Russia reached 346,100 tonnes in January - April 2021 against 350,800 tonnes a year earlier, a decrease in production volumes was seen from all producers, the only exception was the Bashkir Soda Company, which showed a minimum increase.
The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.

RusVinyl (JV of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 29,100 tonnes of PVC in April, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,400 tonnes, compared to 31,000 tonnes a month earlier. Total SPVC production at RusVinyl decreased to 117,300 tonnes in the first four months of this year, compared to 119,200 tonnes in the same period in 2020.

SayanskKhimPlast kept high  level of capacity utilisation in April, having produced about 26,500 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) compared to 27,400 tonnes a month earlier. The Sayansk plant managed to produce about 107,000 tonnes of PVC in January-April, compared to 109,600 tonnes a year earlier.

Baskhir Soda Company produced about 23,800 tonnes of SPVC in April, against 24,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall production of PVC reached 93,500 tonnes in January-April 2021, up 1% year on year.

Kaustik (Volgograd) produced about  7,200 tonnes of SPVC in April, compared with 7,400 tonnes in March. The plant"s overall production of PVC reached 28,300 tonnes in January-April versus 29,100 tonnes a year earlier.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:PVC, EPVC, SPVC, Bashkir Soda Company, Rusvinyl, Sayanskkhimplast, Russia.
Category:General News
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