Russia"s production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) totalled 486,400 tonnes in the first six months of 2019, down by 1% year on year. At the same time, only one of the four producers reduced its output, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.
June HDPE production in Russia was 78,300 tonnes, whereas this figure was about 88,900 tonnes a month earlier, Kazanorgsintez reduced its polyethylene (PE) production. Thus, overall HDPE output reached 486,400 tonnes in January-June 2019, compared to 491,400 tonnes a year earlier. Gazprom neftekhim Salavat, Kazanorgsintez"s and Stavrolen"s higher production could not offset the absence of the output at Nizhnekamskneftekhim.
The structure of PE production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
Kazanorgsintez"s total HDPE production dropped to 39,500 tonnes in June from 50,300 tonnes a month earlier, the Kazan producer reduced its output in favour of the linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) production. The Kazan plant"s overall HDPE output reached 268,800 tonnes in January-June 2019, up by 2.5% year on year.
Stavrolen produced 27,300 tonnes last month, which virtually corresponds to the May figure. The plant"s overall output reached 154,200 tonnes over the stated period, up by 2% year on year.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produced 11,400 tonnes in June, compared to 10,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall HDPE output reached 61,400 tonnes in the first six months of 2019, up 2% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced exclusively LLDPE over the stated period.