Russia’s 2011 monomer, polymer output rises

01 February 2012 15:01  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russian ethylene production rose by 4% year on year to 2.47m tonnes in 2011, while output of a range of polymers and some other monomers also grew, Russian statistics agency Rosstat said on Wednesday.

Last year, Russia’s total production of polyethylene (PE) was up by 8% year on year at 1.65m tonnes, polystyrene (PS) output was 14% up year on year at 348,000 tonnes, while polypropylene (PP) production was 12% up year on year at 722,000 tonnes.

In 2011, the country’s total styrene output was 3% up year on year at 486,000 tonnes, while propylene production was unchanged year on year at 1.22m tonnes, according to Rosstat.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) output was also 6% up year on year at 636,000 tonnes, the agency said.

Benzene output was unchanged year on year at 1.1m tonnes, it added.

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By: Sergei Blagov
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