MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia's overall production of unmixed polyvinyl chloride (PVC) totalled 580,500 tonnes in the first seven months of 2021, up by 4% year on year. At the same time, one producer reduced its output, according to MRC's ScanPlast report.
July total production of unmixed PVC fell to 64,600 tonnes from 83,800 tonnes a month earlier, Bashkir Soda Company and SayanskKhimPlast shut their production capacities for scheduled turnarounds. Overall output of polymer totalled 580,500 tonnes in January-July 2021, compared to 556,800 tonnes a year earlier. Only Bashkir Soda Company reduced its production, whereas three other producers showed an increase in the output of resin.
The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
RusVinyl produced 31,700 tonnes of PVC in July, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,500 tonnes, compared to 29,900 tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl's overall output of resin exceeded 206,900 tonnes in the first seven months of 2021, compared to 190,500 tonnes a year earlier. Higher production was mainly caused by the absence of a shutdown for maintenances this year.
Sayanskkhimplast shut its production capacities for a 10-day scheduled maintenance last month and, as a result, produced 14,200 tonnes of suspension polyvinyl chlorie (SPVC) versus 23,400 tonnes in June. The Sayansk plant managed to produce 171,100 tonnes of PVC in January-July 2021, compared to 168,300 tonnes a year earlier.
Baskhir Soda Company produced 11,600 tonnes of SPVC in July versus 23,300 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant's overall production of resin reached 152,100 tonnes in January-July 2021, down by 1% year on year.
Kaustik (Volgograd) produced 7,100 tonnes of SPVC last month, whereas this figure was 7,200 tonnes in June. The plant's overall production of resin reached 50,300 tonnes over the stated period versus 43,700 tonnes a year earlier.