MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia's output of products from polymers decreased in September month on month by 2.2% despite the pressure of seasonal factors. However, this figure grew by 3.8% year on year in January-September 2017, reported MRC analysts.
According to the Russian Federal State Statistics Service, the September production of unreinforced and noncombined films increased to 99,100 tonnes, compared to 98,000 tonnes in August 2017. Output of films products grew in January-September 2017 by 5.9% year on year to 798,100 tonnes.
September production of porous boards, sheets and polymer films was 26,700 tonnes, whereas this figure was 26,200 tonnes a month earlier. Total production of these polymer products increased by 11% year on year in the first nine months of 2016 to 200,700 tonnes.
September production of plates and porous sheets decreased to 26,700 tonnes, compared with 31,300 tonnes a month earlier. Nevertheless, during the period under review, the output of these products increased by 11% - up to 250,000 tonnes.
September production of plastic bottles dropped to 1574 m units against 1612 m units in August. The output of these plastic products increased by 17% and accounted to 14912 m units in the nine months of the year.
September production of plastic windows and window sills, and door blocks increased to 2.346 m sq metres and 93,600 sq metres, respectively, versus 2.348 m sq metres and 88,800 sq metres a month earlier. The output of these products was 15.652 m sq meters in January-September and 685,000 sq meters, respectively, an increase to the same indicator in 2016 was 4% and 9.5% respectively.
September production of polymer pipes and fittings decreased to 58,000 tonnes from 60,500 tonnes a month earlier.
Overall output of these products totalled 416,800 tonnes in the first nine months of 2017, down by 2.3% year on year.