Petrotahlil - Russia’s January-September production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) fell year on year by 0.3%, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.
Overall output of the polymer was 718,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020 versus 720,500 tonnes a year earlier. Two producers raised production volumes while RusVinyl cut its output.
September production of unmixed PVC grew to 86,000 tonnes from 75,500 tonnes a month earlier, with SayanskKhimPlast and RusVinyl increasing capacity utilisation.
The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period:
RusVinyl’s overall output of resin reached 246,500 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020, compared to 257,100 tonnes a year earlier. It increased its capacity utilisation in September and produced 30,400 tonnes of PVC compared to 26,100 tonnes a month earlier.
SayanskKhimPlast also raised its capacity utilisation last month and produced slightly over 27,100 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC), whereas this figure was 20,500 tonnes in August. The Sayansk producer shut its production capacities for one-month of scheduled maintenance on 8 July. The plant managed to produce 216,600 tonnes of PVC in January-September, compared to 213,200 tonnes a year earlier.
Bashkir Soda Company (BSK) maintained its capacity utilisation in September, with final output reaching 21,500 tonnes versus 21,800 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant’s overall production of resin reached 197,600 tonnes in January-September, up by 3% year on year.
Kaustik, Volgograd’s PVC production, was 7,000 tonnes last month versus 7,100 tonnes in August. The plant's overall production of resin exceeded 57,800 tonnes in the first nine months of 2020 versus 57,900 tonnes a year earlier.
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Source : ICIS