Petrotahlil - Production of Russian polyvinyl chloride (PVC) reached 976,500 tonnes in 2020, up by 0.2% year on year, according to MRC’s ScanPlast report.
December total production of unmixed PVC was about 85,300 tonnes versus 86,100 tonnes a month earlier, with RusVinyl decreasing its capacity utilisation.
Over the whole year two producers increased their production, whereas two other manufacturers reduced their output.
The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period:
RusVinyl reduced its capacity utilisation in December and produced about 27,400 tonnes of PVC, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,300 tonnes, compared to 28,900 tonnes a month earlier.
Total SPVC production at RusVinyl was 332,900 tonnes in 2020, compared to 339,800 tonnes in 2019.
SayanskKhimPlast increased its capacity utilisation last month and produced about 27,900 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC), whereas this figure was 27,100 tonnes in November. The plant managed to produce 299,500 tonnes of PVC in January-December, compared to 294,500 tonnes a year earlier.
Baskhir Soda Company produced about 23,100 tonnes of SPVC in December, against 23,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant’s overall production of PVC reached 267,600 tonnes in January-December 2020, up 2% year on year.
Kaustik Volgograd’s PVC production was around 6,900 tonnes last month versus 7,000 tonnes in November. The plant’s overall production of PVC reached 76,500 tonnes in 2020 versus 77,500 tonnes a year earlier.
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