MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) grew in the first two months of 2018 by 9% year on year, totalling about 165,200 tonnes. All producers increased their output, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.
Some Russian producers reduced their capacity utilisation amid weak demand for PVC from the domestic market, the total output of unmixed PVC was 75,400 tonnes versus 89,800 tonnes a month earlier. Overall PVC production reached 65,200 tonnes in January-February 2018, all plants increased their output.
RusVinyl (a join venture of SIBUR and SolVin) produced about 22,600 tonnes of PVC in February, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,500 tonnes, compared to 31,200 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of resin at RusVinyl reached 53,800 tonnes in the first two months of the year, the plant will be shut down for a two-week turnaround in April. SayanskKhimPlast to produced 52,100 tonnes of resin over the stated period.
Bashkir Soda Company (BSC) produced about 20,500 tonnes of SPVC in February, whereas 23,300 tonnes were produced in January. Overall output of resin at the Bashkir plant was 43,800 tonnes in January-February 2018.
Kaustik (Volgograd) slightly decreased its production last month, total SPVC output was about 7,300 tonnes versus 8,200 tonnes in January. The plant’s overall output of resin reached 15,500 tonnes over the stated period.
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