MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) producers maintained high capacity utilisation at their PVC production capacities in the first four months of the year.
Overall PVC output totalled 343,400 tonnes in January-April 2019, up by 7% year on year, according to MRCs ScanPlast report.
April total production of unmixed PVC was 83,200 tonnes, compared to 90,700 tonnes a month earlier, with Bashkir Soda Company and RusVinyl reducing capacity utilisation.
Overall PVC production reached 343,400 tonnes in the first four months of 2019, compared to 332,200 tonnes a year earlier. All plants raised their output, except for Kaustik Volgograd.
RusVinyl produced 26,700 tonnes of PVC in April compared to 31,200 tonnes a month earlier. SayanskKhimPlast produced 27,200 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) last month, whereas this figure was 28,000 tonnes in March.
Baskhir Soda Company produced 22,200 tonnes of SPVC in April versus 24,500 tonnes a month earlier. Kaustik (Volgograd) produced 6,900 tonnes of SPVC last month, whereas this figure was 7,100 tonnes in March.
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