Russia’s PP production down 1.7% in January-June

30 July 2018 14:23 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s overall production of polypropylene (PP) fell by 1.7% in January-June year on year to 704,000 tonnes, according to MRC ScanPlast report.

In June, Russia’s PP output increased to 114,600 tonnes, against 93,300 tonnes in May, a month with scheduled maintenance works at SIBUR Tobolsk.

In fact, the firm increased capacity utilisation after the May shutdown, bringing the total PP output at its plants to 38,800 tonnes, compared to 12,700 tonnes in May.

SIBUR Tobolsk total PP production exceeded 224,800 tonnes in the first six months of 2018, down by 15% year on year, as a consequence of an early shutdown this year.

Poliom, part of the Titan Group, produced in June 17,800 tonnes of PP, compared with 18,900 tonnes in May. Production in the first six months of the year stood at 109,900 tonnes, up 3% year on year.

Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 16,900 tonnes of PP in June, compared to 18,500 tonnes a month earlier, while its six-month PP output figure stood at 105,000 tonnes, a decrease of 3% year on year.

Tomskneftekhim produced in June 12,200 tonnes of PP, compared to 12,600 tonnes in May, while the plant’s output exceeded 73,800 tonnes in the first six months of 2018, up from the 70,700 tonnes produced in the same period a year earlier.

June PP production at Ufaorgsintez reached 10,700 tonnes, down slightly from May, while its overall output for the first half of the year stood at 66,700 tonnes, up from 63,200 tonnes in the same period of 2017.

Neftekhimiya, part of Kapotnya, decreased capacity utilisation in June, with total PP output up to 11,200 tonnes, compared to 10,600 tonnes in May, while the company’s six-month output figure stood at 66,900 tonnes, up 57% year on year.

Stavrolen, part of Lukoil, shut down its production for a short maintenance in June, with its PP output down to 7,000 tonnes, compared to 8,800 tonnes in May.

Overall production of PP at Budenovsk’s plant reached 56,900 tonnes in the first six months of 2018, up by 5% year on year.

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By Sergey Karaichentsev