Russia’s January-June output of PE, PS, PVC rises, PP falls

28 July 2010 09:19  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia’s total production of polyethylene (PE), polystyrene (PS) and polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in the first six months of 2010 increased compared with the same period last year, while polypropylene (PP) output fell, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry said in a statement released on Wednesday.

Russia’s total PE output during the January-June period was up by 17.9% year on year at 801,000 tonnes, as major domestic manufacturers, including Kazanorgsintez and Stavrolen, raised their production rates, the statement said.

The country’s total PVC production in the first half of 2010 was up by 16.2% year on year at 315,300 tonnes due to stable operations at producers Sayanskhimplast and Kaustic Sterlitamak, the ministry said.

PS output during the period totalled 146,700 tonnes, up 13.4% from the first six months of 2009, due to steady production rates at manufacturers Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Salavatnefteorgsintez, according to the statement.

However, Russia’s PP production fell 17.1% year on year to 325,900 tonnes due to planned maintenance work at a plant operated by Kapotnya, it said.

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