PP production in Russia dropped by 3.3% in January-May
Production of polypropylene (PP) in Russia increased to 609,100 tonne in first five months of this year, up 3,3% year on year, compared to the same period of 2018. Four producers out of seven reduced the capacity utilisation, according to MRC ScanPlast.
May PP production in the country grew to 135,100 tonnes, compared with 128,000 tonnes in April; SIBUR Tobolsk, Nizhnekamskneftekhim and Stavrolen increased their capacity utilisation. Russia"s overall PP production reached 609,100 tonnes in January-May 2019, compared to 589,400 tonnes a year earlier. Four producers out of seven reduced the capacity utilisation, and SIBUR Tobolsk and NPP Neftekhimia provided a total increase in production volumes.
The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
SIBUR Tobolsk increased capacity utilisation in May, total polypropylene production reached 50,400 tonnes against 48,200 tonnes in April. The Tobolsk plant"s total PP production reached 207,500 tonnes in the first five months of 2019, up by 12% year on year.
Poliom (Titan Group) last month produced about 18,200 tonnes of polypropylene, compared with 18,600 tonnes in April. Total PP production at the plant over the reported period was about 89,700 tonnes, down 3% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 18,500 tonnes of propylene polymers in May versus 15,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer exceeded 87,300 tonnes in the first five months of 2019, compared to 88,100 tonnes a year earlier.
Tomskneftekhim last month produced about 13,000 tonnes against 12,400 tonnes a month earlier. Total PP production by the producer decreased to 62,400 tonnes in January-May 2019, up 1% year on year.
May PP production at Ufaorgsintez reached about 10,600 tonnes from 11,100 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 55,400 tonnes in January-May 2019, down 1% year on year.
Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) last month produced about 12,800 tonnes of PP, compared with 12,200 tonnes in April. The plant"s overall PP output reached 61,500 tonnes over the stated period, up by 10% year on year.
Stavrolen (LUKOIL) increased its capacity utilisation in May, the total production of propylene polymers was 11,500 tonnes versus 10,100 tonnes a month earlier. In general, the total production of polymers of propylene in the first five months of this year at the Budenovsk enterprise reduced to 45,200 tonnes against 49,800 tonnes a year earlier.