MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s production of polymer products increased in July, following a decline in June, with the main rise driven by pipe producers, according to MRC analysts.
The growth in production of basic products from polymers since the beginning of the year was 8.3%.
According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, July production of plastic pipes, hoses and fittings grew to about 60,000 tonnes, compared with 51,100 tonnes in June.
Total production of plastic pipes, hoses and fittings was 310,400 tonnes in January-July, up 10.4% compared with the same period in 2015.
July production of noncombined and reinforced films in Russia decreased to 87,300 tonnes, compared with 79,900 tonnes in June. Russia’s production of films increased by 5.4% to 529,700 tonnes in the first seven months of the year.
July production of plates and porous sheets decreased to 26,700 tonnes, compared with 27,700 tonnes a month earlier. Total Russia’s production of these products grew to 166,800 tonnes in January-July 2016, up 8.2% from a year earlier.
July production of plates, sheets and films of porous polymer amounted to 20,200 tonnes, compared to 20,200 tonnes in June. Total production of plates, sheets and films of porous polymer in Russia grew to 135,600 tonnes in January-July 2016, up 3.4% year on year.
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