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Production of caustic soda in Russia down 1% in January-July 2019
Total production of caustic soda in Russia reached 743,200 tonnes in the first seven months of the year, down 1% from January-July 2019 (734,500 tonnes), according to MRC ScanPlast.
RusVinyl, a joint venture of SIBUR and Solvay, ranked first in terms of caustic soda production since the beginning of the year, 135,300 tonnes were produced, up 14% more than in 2018 (118,800 tonnes).
Production at the largest caustic soda producer in the Russian Federation, the Kaustik Volgograd, exceeded last year"s figure by 3% and amounted to 134,500 tonnes compared to the previous year (130,900 tonnes).
The third place took Bashkir Soda Company, with 118,600 tonnes of caustic soda produced over the period under review, down 8% year on year.
SayanskKhimPlast produced 120,800 tonnes in the first 7 months of this year, which was slightly more than the volumes last year (119,400 tonnes).