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Russia PVC production up 1% in H1

  • July 13, 2020

MOSCOW (MRC)–Russia’s
overall production of unmixed polyvinyl
chloride (PVC) totalled 509,300 tonnes in
January-June 2020, up by 1% year on year,
according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.

June production of unmixed PVC in Russia was
77,200 tonnes versus 81,100 tonnes a month
earlier, as Kaustik Volgograd shut its
production capacities for an unscheduled
turnaround, and Bashkir Soda Company also took
production offline for an unplanned
maintenance. Overall output of polymer rose to
509,300 tonnes in the first half of 2020 from
502,600 tonnes a year earlier, only three
producers increased their production, whereas
Bashkir Soda Company reduced its PVC
production.

RusVinyl produced 28,500 tonnes of PVC in June,
with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC)
accounting for 2,300 tonnes, compared to 29,900
tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl’s overall SPVC
output reached 177,100 tonnes in the first six
months of 2020, compared to 166,800 tonnes a
year earlier.

SayanskKhimPlast produced slightly over 27,000
tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC) last month,
whereas this figure was 27,700 tonnes in May.
The Sayansk plant managed to produce 165,000
tonnes of PVC in January-June 2020, compared to
162,500 tonnes a year earlier.

Bashkir Soda Company shut its PVC production
for 5 days in mid-June because of disruptions
in ethylene shipments, and as a result, the
final June output fell to 15,800 tonnes from
22,000 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir
plant’s overall production of resin reached
130,700 tonnes in January-June 2020, down by 5%
year on year.

Kaustik Volgograd shut its production
capacities for maintenance in May-June, as a
result, the plant’s total PVC output was 1,500
tonnes and 5,900 tonnes, respectively. The
plant’s overall production of resin exceeded
36,500 tonnes in the first half of 2020 versus
36,000 tonnes a year earlier.

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