PP production in Russia for January-June period rises 21.8% year-over-year to 492,700 tonnes and PS output increases 13.6% to 270,500 tonnes, according to Rosstat; PE production down 11% to 863,000 tonnes and PVC output falls 2.3% to 378,900 tonnes

MOSCOW , July 18, 2014 () – Russian chemical companies produced 3.034 million tonnes of polymers in January-June 2014, 1.1% more than in the same period of last year, the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) said.

They raised polypropylene output 21.8% to 492,700 tonnes, and increased polystyrene 13.6% to 270,500 tonnes. They cut polyethylene production by 11% to 863,000 tonnes and lowered PVC output 2.3% to 378,900 tonnes.

Russia produced 303,900 tonnes of simple and compound polyethers, polycarbonates, alkyd and epoxy resins, up 12.4%; and 72,200 tonnes of nylon plastics, up 7.8%.

Synthetic rubber output fell 14.4% to 652,500 tonnes.

Russian companies produced 10.6% less ethylene in January-June, or 1.23 million tonnes. Benzene output was down 4.9% at 578,000 tonnes.

Output of rubber goods fell 8.6%, including 17.1 million car tires, down 1.4%; and 3.139 million truck and bus tires, down 13.6%.

Output of plastics rose 8.6% in H1, including 246,600 tonnes of pipe, hoses, sleeves and fittings, down 12.7% and 499,700 tonnes of unreinforced tiles, sheets, film and bands, up 23.2%.

The production of plastic windows and sills was down 6.6% at 10.6 million square meters.

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