PP production in Russia grew by 3.1% in January-July
Russia"s overall production of polypropylene (PP) rose in the first seven months of 2019 by 3.1% year on year to 854,700 tonnes. Only one producers out of seven reduced the capacity utilisation, according to MRC ScanPlast.
Russia"s PP production in July remained practically at the June level at about 122,700 tonnes. Russia"s overall PP production reached 854,700 tonnes in January-July 2019, compared to 829,000 tonnes a year earlier. Only Poliom reduced production volume, and the largest increase in output was shown by NPP Neftekhimiya.
The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
SIBUR Tobolsk reduced its capacity utilisation in July, its total production fell to 37,600 tonnes from 50,400 tonnes a month earlier. The Tobolsk plant"s total PP production reached 287,000 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, up by 5% year on year.
Poliom (Titan Group) last month produced about 18,900 tonnes of polypropylene, compared with 18,200 tonnes in June. Total PP production at the plant over the reported period was about 127,100 tonnes, down 1% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 18,800 tonnes of propylene polymers in July versus 18,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer exceeded 124,700 tonnes in the first seven months of 2019, compared to 123,600 tonnes a year earlier.
Tomskneftekhim last month produced slightly more than 12,000 tonnes against 12,400 tonnes a month earlier. Total PP production by the producer increased to 86,800 tonnes in January-July 2019, up 4% year on year.
July PP production at Ufaorgsintez reached about 11,800 tonnes from 11,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant"s overall output of polymer reached 78,400 tonnes in January-July 2019, up 1% year on year.
NPP Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced about 12,200 tonnes last month, compared to 9,600 tonnes in June. The plant"s overall PP output reached 83,200 tonnes over the stated period, up by 7% year on year.
Stavrolen (LUKOIL) increased its capacity utilisation in July, the total production of propylene polymers was 11,400 tonnes versus 10,900 tonnes a month earlier. The Budenovsk plant"s overall output of propylene polymers increased in the first seven months of 2019 to 67,500 tonnes from 64,300 tonnes a year earlier.