Russia April polymer products output grows 2.4% year on year on seasonal pressure

24 May 2017 10:39 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s output of polymer products increased again in April, by 2.4% year on year, pushed up by seasonal factors, according to MRC analysts.

For the first four months of 2017, output grew by 4.2%.

According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, April production of plastic pipes, hoses and fittings rose to 46,600 tonnes from 38,100 tonnes a month earlier.

Overall output of these products totalled 140,800 tonnes in January-April, up by only 0.4% year on year.

Last month’s production of unreinforced and non-combined films was 84,100 tonnes, compared to 90,100 tonnes in March.

Output of films products grew in January-April by 5.4% year on year to 314,400 tonnes.

April production of boards, sheets and non-porous sheets went up to 29,200 tonnes, compared to 28,000 tonnes a month earlier.

Overall output of these products grew in January-April to 106,000 tonnes, up by 10.5% year on year.

Last month’s production of boards, sheets and porous polymer films was 21,700 tonnes, whereas this figure was 20,000 tonnes a months earlier.

Overall output of these polymer products dropped over the stated period by 2.4% year on year, totalling 74,200 tonnes.

April production of plastic windows and window sills, and door blocks increased to 1.6m square metres (sqm) and 67,900 sqm, respectively, versus 1.2m sqm and 67,300 sqm.

Output of these products totalled about 4m sqm (a decrease by 1.9% year on year) and 245,000 sqm (a drop by 8.1% year on year), respectively, in the first four months of the year.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev