Russia’s HDPE output down slightly in H1

27 July 2017 10:10 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) in Russia decreased to about 500,400 tonnes in the first six months of 2017, down 0.4% year on year, according to MRC ScanPlast report.

Producers Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Nizhnekamskneftekhim showed a decrease in production.

June HDPE production in Russia grew to 95,100 tonnes, while in May it was 93,000 tonnes. During the month, producers Stavrolen and Kazanorgsintez increased their capacities.       

Russia’s June HDPE production at Kazanorgsintez increased to 46,700 tonnes from 44,100 tonnes a month earlier.

The producer’s total HDPE production was 269,500 tonnes in the first six months of the year, up 14% year on year.

June HDPE production at Stavrolen reached about 26,000 tonnes against 24,800 tonnes in May. The plant’s HDPE output reached 142,300 tonnes in the first six months of 2017, up by 8% year on year.

Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produced 10,000 tonnes of HDPE in June, compared with 10,400 tonnes in May.

Thus, overall HDPE production at Gazprom neftekhim Salavat reached 51,500 tonnes in the first six months of 2017, down by 8% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim switched to LLDPE production in the end of June and, as a consequence, the plant’s HDPE output during the month totaled 12,500 tonnes, versus 13,900 tonnes in May.

Since the beginning of the year, the final release of HDPE amounted to only 37,100 tonnes against 77,400 tonnes a year earlier.

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

By Sergey Karaichentsev