) -- Overall production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) exceeded 1.0 mln tonnes in 2021, up by 3% year on year. Three producers increased their output, according to MRC's ScanPlast
December production of unmixed PVC rose to 88,400 tonnes from 86,600 tonnes a month earlier, higher output was due to the increased capacity utilisation at RusVinyl. Overall output of polymer totalled 1,007,000 tonnes in 2021 versus 976,300 tonnes a year earlier. Three producers increased their production, whereas one producer kept his last year's figures.
The structure of PVC production by plants looked the following way over the stated period.
RusVinyl produced slightly over 30,600 tonnes of PVC in December, with emulsion polyvinyl chloride (EPVC) accounting for 2,500 tonnes, compared to 29,600 tonnes a month earlier. RusVinyl's overall output reached 349,400 tonnes in 2021, compared to 333,400 tonnes in 2020.
Higher production was mainly caused by the absence of a shutdown for maintenances this year.
SayanskKhimPlast produced 27,900 tonnes of suspension PVC (SPVC), compared to 27,100 tonnes in November. The Sayansk plant managed to produce about 309,300 tonnes of PVC in January-December, compared to 298,800 tonnes a year earlier.
Baskhir Soda Company produced about 22,900 tonnes of SPVC in December, against 23,000 tonnes a month earlier. The Baskhir plant's overall production of PVC reached 268,200 tonnes in 2021, which virtually corresponds to the last year's figure.
Kaustik (Volgograd) last month produced a little more than 6,900 tonnes of PVC suspension, which is actually the same as in November.
The plant's overall production of PVC reached 80,300 tonnes over the stated period, up by 5% year on year.MRC