PP production in Russia rose by 4% in January 2018

26 February 2018 12:32 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s overall production of polypropylene (PP) grew by 4% year on year in January 2018, totalling 131,300 tonne, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.

January total PP production in Russia amounted to 131,300 tonnes, up from 125,700 tonnes in January 2017 and 127,400 tonnes in December 2017.

SIBUR Tobolsk, Russia’s largest PP producer, manufactured 47,700 tonnes last month versus 46,400 tonnes a year previously and 46,700 tonnes in December 2017. Overall PP production at the Tobolsk plant exceeded 510,500 tonnes last year.

Omsk Poliom (part of Titan Group) virtually maintained the last year’s capacity utilisation. The plant’s January PP output was 18,500 tonnes, compared to 18,500 tonnes in January 2017 and 18,400 tonnes in December. The Omsk plant’s overall output was 205,300 tonnes in 2017.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim reduced its capacity utilisation last month. The plant’s January output of propylene polymers was 18,300 tonnes, compared to 18,700 tonnes and 17,500 tonnes in January and December 2017, respectively.  The Nizhnekamsk plant"s total production of polymer reached 210,800 tonnes in 2017.

Tomskneftekhim increased its capacity utilisation in January, with 12,700 tonnes of propylene polymers produced versus 12,000 tonnes a year previously and 12,900 tonnes in December. Last year’s PP production at the Tomsk plant reached 141,500 tonnes.

Ufaorgsintez’s January PP output, meanwhile, was 11,600 tonnes, compared to 10,800 tonnes and 11,000 tonnes in January and December 2017, respectively. The Ufa plant"s production of polymer rose to 124,500 tonnes in 2017.

NPP "Neftekhimiya" increased its capacity utilisation in January, as the plant’s total output was 12,300 tonnes. Output stood at 9,600 tonnes the previous January and 12,300 tonnes in December 2017. The plant’s overall production reached 107,100 tonnes last year.

Stavrolen (part of Lukoil) increased capacity utilisation last month, as the plant’s January output of propylene polymers was 10,200 tonnes. This was up compared to the 9,500 tonnes it produced in January 2017 and also up compared to the 8,700 tonnes produced in December 2017. The Budenovsk plant"s overall production of propylene polymers reached 101,000 tonnes last year.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev