Russia sees increased polyolefins output in 2011

17 January 2011 17:08  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's production of polymers is expected to increase in 2011 due to strong local demand, the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry said on Monday.

Russia's total polyethylene (PE) output is expected to rise by 15.4% compared to 2009 with polypropylene (PP) production up 16.1%, the ministry said. It did not release 2010 comparisons.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) production is forecast to be 14.6% higher and polystyrene (PS) output up 20.1%.

In 2009, Russia's total polyethylene output reached 1.28m tonnes, and PP production 543,000 tonnes. Russia's PVC production was 476,000 tonnes and PS output 235,000 tonnes.

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