HDPE production in Russia down by 1% in Jan-May 2019
Russia"s production of high density polyethylene (HDPE) totalled 408,200 tonnes in the first five months of 2019, down by 1% year on year. Only two producers out of four reduced their output, according to MRC's ScanPlast report.
May total HDPE output in Russia grew to 88,900 tonnes in May, whereas this figure was about 82,900 tonnes a month earlier, Kazanorgsintez increased its capactiy utilisation. Thus, overall HDPE production reached 408,200 tonnes in January-May 2019, compared to 412,400 tonnes a year earlier. Gazprom neftekhim Salavat and Kazanogrsintez"s higher output did not allow to compensate for the reduction in the output of the two other plants.
The structure of polyethylene production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
Kazanorgsintez"s total HDPE output rose to 50,300 tonnes in May from 47,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Kazan plant"s overall HDPE production totalled 229,000 tonnes in January-May 2017, up by 5.4% year on year.
Stavrolen produced 27,400 tonnes last month, compared to 26,600 tonnes in April. The plant"s overall output reached 126,900 tonnes over the stated period, down by 1% year on year.
Gazprom neftekhim Salavat produced 10,500 tonnes in May, compared to 10,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant"s overall HDPE output reached 50,000 tonnes in the first five months of 2019, up 1% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced exclusively linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) over the stated period.