Russian August GPPS, HIPS production down by 19% year on year

Author: Margaret Volkova

2019/09/20

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russian plants reduced their output of general purpose polystyrene (GPPS) and high impact polystyrene (HIPS) in August by 19% year on year to 27,280 tonnes, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.

Russia’s August GPPS and HIPS production decreased by 15% from July 2019.

Last month’s reduction in Russia’s polystyrene (PS) production was mainly caused by a long ramp up of standard output at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat after a maintenance shutdown, and by the turnaround at Penoplex’s plant in Kirishi from 5 August to 13-14 September.

PS production slightly increased in the Russian market in January-August, up by 1% year on year to 251,690 tonnes.

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