Russian polymer production during first nine months of 2013 up 12.8% to 4.36 million tonnes; PE production climbs 25.8% to 1.36 million tonnes, PS up 23.5% to 333,800 tonnes, PVC production up 2.2% to 476,100 tonnes, PP up 23.3% to 609,300 tonnes
October 17, 2013
(Interfax Russia & CIS Business and Financial Newswire)
– Russian chemical companies produced 12.8% more polymers in January-September 2013 than they did in the same nine months of 2012, at 4.36 million tonnes, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.
They boosted polyethylene production by 25.8% to 1.36 million tonnes and increased polystyrene output by 23.5% to 333,800 tonnes. PVC production grew 2.2% to 476,100 tonnes, and polypropylene output jumped 23.3% to 609,300 tonnes.
Chemical companies produced 367,300 tonnes of polyester plastics, polycarbonates, alkyd and epoxy resins in January-September 2013, down 2.6% year-on-year. They increased polyamide production by 11.5% to 102,600 tonnes.
Russian companies increased ethylene production by 22.7% to 1.947 million tonnes; benzene output by 12.9% to 877,300 tonnes; styrene - 19.2% to 445,300 tonnes; phenol - 1.3% to 207,300 tonnes; and propylene - 21.1% to 936,100 tonnes.
Synthetic rubber output grew 5.8% to 1.109 million tonnes.
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