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PP production in Russia dropped by 4.5% in Jan-Apr 2019

PP production in Russia dropped by 4.5% in Jan-Apr 20192019.05.31

Russia"s overall polypropylene (PP) production decreased in the first four months of 2019 by 4.5% year on year to 474,000 tonnes. Four producers out of seven reduced the capacity utilisation, according to MRC"s ScanPlast report.


April PP output dropped to 128,000 tonnes from 133,300 tonnes a month, earlier, SIBUR Tobolsk and Nizhnekamskneftekhim reduced their capacity utilisation. Russia"s overall PP production reached 474,000 tonnes in January-April 2019, compared to 496,100 tonnes a year earlier. Four producers out of seven, namely, Nizhnekamskneftekhim, Poliom, SIBUR Tobolsk and Stavrolen, reduced their output. 




The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.


SIBUR Tobolsk reduced its capacity utilisation in April, its total production fell to 48,200 tonnes from 50,600 tonnes a month earlier. The Tobolsk plant"s total PP production reached 157,100 tonnes in January-April 2019, down by 9% year on year. 


Poliom (Titan Group) produced 18,600 tonnes of PP last month, compared to 19,000 tonnes in March. Overall, the Omsk plant produced 71,500 tonnes of PP over the stated period, down by 2% year on year. 


Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 15,200 tonnes of propylene polymers in April versus 18,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer exceeded 68,800 tonnes in the first four months of 2019, compared to 69,600 tonnes a year earlier.


Tomskneftekhim produced 12,400 tonnes of propylene polymers last month versus 12,800 tonnes in March. The Tomsk plant"s PP output reached 49,400 tonnes over the stated period, up by 1% year on year. 


Ufaorgsintez"s total PP production was 11,100 tonnes in April versus 11,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 44,800 tonnes in January-April 2019, which virtually corresponded to the last year"s figure. 


Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced 12,200 tonnes last month, compared to 12,800 tonnes in March. The plant"s overall PP output reached 48,700 tonnes over the stated period, up by 8% year on year. 


Stavrolen (LUKOIL) increased its capacity utilisation in April, the total production of propylene polymers was 10,100 tonnes versus 8,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Budenovsk plant"s overall output of propylene polymers decreased to 33,800 tonnes in the first four months of 2019  from 41,000 tonnes a year earlier.


Source: MRC


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