MOSCOW (MRC) -- Overall polypropylene (PP) production in Russia grew in the first two months of 2021 by 8% year on year to 350,000 tonnes. All Russian producers increased their output, with Nizhnekamskneftekhim being the exception, according to MRC's ScanPlast report.
Russian producers' overall PP production did not exceed 168,100 tonnes in February, compared to 182,400 tonnes a month earlier, several producers simultaneously reduced their capacity utilisation. Russia's overall PP output reached 350,000 tonnes in January-February 2021 versus 323,800 tonnes a year earlier. Seven out of eight producers increased their capacity utilisation, with Stavrolen and ZapSibNeftekhim accounting for the greatest growth in the output.
The structure of PP production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
SIBUR Tobolsk/SapSibNeftekhim raised its capacity utilisation in February, the plant's production was 91,900 tonnes versus 96,700 tonnes a month earlier. SIBUR Tobolsk's PP overall output reached 188,600 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, up by 14% year on year.
Poliom reduced its capacity utilisation last month, and, as a result, produced about 15,900 tonnes of PP, whereas its production was 18,200 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, the Omsk plant produced 34,100 tonnes of PP over the stated period, up by 2% year on year.
Nizhnekamskneftekhim produced a little less then 17,200 tonnes of propylene polymers in February versus 18,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Nizhnekamsk plant's overall output of polymer reached 35,600 tonnes in January-February 2021, compared to 36,100 tonnes a year earlier.
Tomskneftekhim produced 11,700 tonnes of propylene polymers last month versus 13,500 tonnes a month earlier. The Tomsk plant's total PP output reached 25,200 tonnes over the stated period, up by 2% year on year.
Ufaorgsintez's production capacities operated with lower capacity utilisation in February due to a shortage of propylene, the plant's PP production was 9,500 tonnes, compared to 11,900 tonnes a month earlier. The Ufa plant's overall output of polymer reached 21,400 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, up by 1% year on year.
Neftekhimiya (Kapotnya) produced 11,800 tonnes of PP last month, compared to 12,600 tonnes a month earlier. The producer's overall PP output reached 24,400 tonnes over the stated period, up by 2% year on year.
Stavrolen (LUKOIL) maintained high capacity utilisation in February and produced about 10,000 tonnes of propylene polymers versus 11,200 tonnes a month earlier. The Budenovsk plant's overall output of propylene polymers reached 21,200 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, up by 15% year on year.