Output of polymer products in Russia up by 1.7% in Jan-Sept
Russia's output of products from polymers rose in September by 5.2% year on year. However, this figure increased by 1.7% year on year in the first nine months of 2019, reported MRC analysts.
According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, September production of unreinforced and non-combined films was slightly over 107,300 tonnes, compared to 110,000 tonnes a month earlier. Output of films products grew in January-September 2019 by 9.1% year on year to 893,000 tonnes.
Last month"s production of non-porous boards, sheets and films rose to 32,900 tonnes from 33,100 tonnes in August. Thus, overall output of these products reached 284,100 tonnes over the stated period, up by 11.3% year on year.
September production of porous polymer boards, sheets and films was 26,100 tonnes, compared to 25,700 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of these products reached 174,800 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, compared to 202,900 tonnes a year earlier.
September production of plastic bottles and flasks decreased to 1,527,000 items from 1,643,000 items a month earlier. Overall output of these plastic products totalled 15,420,000 units in January-September 2019, compared to 15,836,000 units a year earlier.
Last month"s production of polymer pipes, hoses and fittings was 60,800 tonnes versus 64,100 tonnes in August. Overall output of these products was 462,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2019, up by 3.5% year on year.
September production of sacks and bags from ethylene polymers reached 2,500,000,000 units, compared to 2,300,000,000 units a month earlier. Overall output of these plastic products totalled 19,135,000,000 units over the stated period, compared to 20,154,000,000 units a year earlier.
Last month"s production of linoleum and floor coverings was 14,270,000 square metres, compared to 14,880,000 square metres in August. Overall output of these products totalled 111,700,000 square metres in January-September 2019 versus 100,630,000 square metres a year earlier.