PE production in Belarus grows 5% in Q1

10 April 2018 12:49 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Belarus’ overall output of low density polyethylene (LDPE) totalled 16,600 tonnes in the first three months of 2018, up by 5% year on year, according to MRC’s ScanPlast Report.

According to the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus, local LDPE producer Polymir increased its capacity utilisation in March 2018. March polyethylene (PE) output was 5,600 tonnes, compared to 5,300 tonnes a month earlier. Thus, Polymir’s total LDPE output was slightly over 16,600 tonnes in January-March 2018, compared to 15,800 tonnes a year earlier.

As the plant’s customers said Polymir plans to shut down its LDPE production for a scheduled overhaul on 5 May. The outage will last for 15 days.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev