PP production in Russia increased by 23% in January 2019
Production of polypropylene (PP) in Russia decreased to about 100,900 tonne in January 2019, down 23% year on year, compared to the same period of 2018. A significant increase in production volumes showed two plants, according to MRC ScanPlastreport.
January PP production in the country fell to 100,900 tonnes, compared with 131,300 tonnes in January 2018; SIBUR Tobolsk and Stavrolen decreased their capacity utilisation significantly. Total PP production in Russia exceeded 1.370,500 mln tonnes in 2018.
The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
Last month, due to technical problems, SIBUR Tobolsk worked with reduced capacity utilisation, the total production decreased to 18,600 tonnes against 47,700 tonnes a year earlier. Total PP production at SIBUR Tobolsk in 2018 reached 436,100 tonnes.
Poliom (Titan Group) last month produced about 19,300 tonnes of polypropylene, compared with 18,500 tonnes in January 2018. Total PP production at Poliom plant in 2018 was about 214,200 tonnes.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced 18,400 tonnes of propylene polymers in January versus 18,300 tonnes a month earlier. Nizhnekamskneftekhim"s production of polymer rose to 215,800 tonnes in 2018.
Tomskneftekhim last month produced about 12,600 tonnes against 12,700 tonnes in January 2018. Total PP production at the plant in 2018 was about 141,300 tonnes.
January PP production at Ufaorgsintez reached about 11,700 tonnes from 11,600 tonnes a month earlier. Ufaorgsintez"s production of polymer did not exceed to 119,300 tonnes in 2018.
Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) last month produced about 12,500 tonnes of PP, compared with 12,300 tonnes in January 2018. The plant"s overall production reached 131,400 tonnes last year.
Stavrolen (LUKOIL) produced slightly more than 7,800 tonnes of PP in January against 10,200 tonnes year on year. The Budenovsk plant"s overall production of propylene polymers reached 111,800 tonnes last year.