Russia output of basic products from polymers up 8.1% in first 8 months

21 September 2016 11:02 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s production of some products from polymers decreased in August 2016 after the July growth. Nevertheless, the industry showed a 8.1% increase in the output in January-August, reported MRC analysts.

According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, last month’s output of the key products from polymers dropped by 0.5% from July (the July increase was 3.6% compared to June). Production of plastic pipes, films and non-porous sheets decreased.

The production structure of products from polymers looks the following way.

August output of plastic pipes, hoses and fittings fell to 56,400 tonnes from 60,000 tonnes a month earlier. In January-August 2016, overall production of these products totalled 366,800 tonnes, up by 9.9% year on year.

Last month’s production of unreinforced and non-combined films rose to 90,900 tonnes from 87,300 tonnes in July. Output of films increased in the first eight months of 2016 by 4.9% year on year to 620,600 tonnes.

August production of boards, sheets and non-porous films dropped to 25,500 tonnes from 26,700 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of these products rose to 192,300 tonnes in January-August 2016, up by 8.2% year on year.

Last month’s production of boards, sheets and porous polymer films was 21,500 tonnes, compared to 20,300 tonnes in July. Overall output of this polymer production grew in the first eight months of 2016 by 2.9% year on year to 157,100 tonnes.

By Sergey Karaichentsev