MOSCOW (MRC) - Exports of Russian polyamide (PA) grew to 85,100 tonnes in January-October 2014, up 8% year on year, according to MRC DataScope report.
The main producer of PA 6 in Russia, Kuibyshev Azot, is a leading Russian exporter of unfilled PA 6 to foreign markets. The main consumers of Russian polyamide are countries such as China, India, Turkey, Germany. Their share in Russian PA exports occurred for 44%, 18%, 14% and 10% respectively.
Exports of Russian PA in China grew to 37,600 tonnes in January-October 2014, up 28% year on year. Exports of Russian PA in India increased to 15,200 tonnes in the first ten months of the year, up 60% year on year. Exports of Russian PA 6 in Turkey increased to 12,100 tonnes in January-October 2014, up 15% year on year. Exports of Russian PA 6 in Germany remained at the level of 2013 - 8,600 tonnes.
About 60% of all exports of Russian PA 6 occurred for the production of fibers and filaments, which mainly used in textile industry. That is why the main sector of consumption were countries with developed of textile industry and high volume production. The textile industry index was 0.009 in Russia in the first three quarters of the reporting year. Weak growth rates in this sector in Russia because of high costs, outdated technology and low investments.