Petrotahlil -Production of polypropylene (PP) in Russia increased to about 765,300 tonnes in first five months of this year, up 26% year on year, compared to the same period of 2019.
SIBUR's ZapSibNeftekhim complex accounted for the main increase in the output, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report. May PP production in the country grew to 162,900 tonnes, compared with 129,600 tonnes in April.
SIBUR Tobolsk shut its facilities for scheduled preventive repairs in mid-March - mid-April. As a result, supply of homopolymer PP into Russia grew to 38,500 tonnes in May, compared with 17,500 tonnes in May 2019. The Tobolsk plant’s total PP production reached 168,600 tonnes in the first five months of 2020, down by 19% year on year.
ZapSibNeftekhim produced about 44,100 tonnes of polypropylene in May compared with 32,600 tonnes in April. The plant’s overall output totalled 193,100 tonnes in the first five months of 2020.
Omsk Poliom reduced its capacity utilisation in May, having produced about 14,300 tonnes of PP, compared to 13,000 tonnes a month earlier.
Total PP production at the plant over the reported period was about 78,900 tonnes, down 12% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced about 19,000 tonnes of propylene polymers in May versus 18,000 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant"s overall output of polymer exceeded 92,000 tonnes in the first five months of 2020, compared to 87,300 tonnes a year earlier.
Tomskneftekhim produced about 13,100 tonnes of polypropylene in May to 13,400 tonnes in April. Total PP production by the producer increased to 64,400 tonnes in January-May 2020, up 3% year on year.
May PP production at Ufaorgsintez decreased to about 9,900 tonnes from 11,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant’s overall output of polymer reached 53,500 tonnes in January-May 2020, down 4% year on year.
Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced more than 13,000 tonnes of PP in May, compared to 12,600 tonnes a month earlier. The plant"s overall PP output reached 62,600 tonnes in the first five months of 2020, up by 2% year on year.
Stavrolen (Lukoil) produced 10,900 tonnes of propylene polymers in May versus 11,300 tonnes in April. In general, the total production of polymers of propylene in the first five months of this year at the Budenovsk enterprise reduced to 52,100 tonnes against 45,000 tonnes a year earlier.