Processors have received USD248 mln. (68% less than in 2008), polymer producers have invested about USD34 mln.
In conditions of reduction of crediting and flow-out of international investments a number of native producers continued the modernization of existing lines. PC ⌠Kuybyshevazot has made the largest investments into equipment - over USD30 mln.
The largest investments in polymer processing went into moulding equipment - over USD67 mln. Films production development is still enough attractive branch - over USD32 mln.
At the same time sheets and plates made of lightened PP actively conquer the market, replacing the other materials in wrapping and packing sectors and capacity production. So, in 2009 the production of feathered PP sheets by ⌠Rospolymer Ltd. started, not having any analogues yet. The capacity of installed extrusion line by Italian ⌠B. G. Plast is 20 tons a day.
Detailed analysis of events happened in Russian polymer market in 2009 and forecasts of development of this market in 2010 are presented in MRC's Annual reports.