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Facts and Figures

PRODUCTION OF BASIC POLYMERS IN Q1 2020

About 351 thousand tonnes of PVC of different types were produced in Russia from January to April 2020.

734.6 thousand tonnes of polyethylene were produced in Russia for the first three months of 2020. In March, manufacturing increased by 9.5% to 260.5 thousand tonnes compared to February.

HDPE output increased by 78% to 420.6 thousand tonnes from January to March 2020. In March, all Russian plants produced 142.3 thousand tonnes of high-density polyethylene.

Low-density polyethylene manufacturing grew by 3% to 173.2 thousand tonnes. In March the output equalled 61 thousand tonnes compared to 53.7 thousand tonnes in February.

Linear polyethylene output increased by a factor of 2.5 and comprised 140.8 thousand tonnes. In March, LDPE manufacturing grew by 31% to 57.2 thousand tonnes compared to February.

Polypropylene (PP) production rose by 53% to 326.3 thousand tonnes in January and February of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

Outlook of Russian large-scale plastics market, million tonnes

Source: Gazprombank’s Center of Economic Forecasting

Outlook of large-scale plastics production

Source: Gazprombank’s Center of Economic Forecasting

According to the Road Map of Petrochemistry Development before 2025:
11.1 million tonnes – large-scale polymer output by 2025;
600 thousand tonnes – expected export of large-scale polymers in 2020;
4.4 million tonnes – planned export of large-scale polymers by 2025.

“I think these plans are achievable. The Road Map was compiled by a wide range of experts. We need to use these Map, follow it and be persistent in achieving planned figures”, Anatoly Zamriy, Expert, Russian Chemists Union, Member of Chemical Industry Committee at Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs