By 2025, Russia's capacity for the production of basic polymers may double to 14 million tons, according to the Analytical Center of the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation.
The largest growth will occur in the polyethylene (PE) segment, which will increase 2.4 times by 2025 and 2.8 times by 2035. The production of polypropylene (PP) will grow almost 2 times by 2035 - up to 4.92 million tons.
At the same time, the dependence of the Russian market on PET imports will remain. The segment of emulsion and suspension polyvinyl chloride will also remain dependent - the department notes. Import supplies of other polymers will remain at a minimum level to keep prices down and meet the demand for scarce grades.
The total capacity for the production of the basic polymers in the CIS countries will grow to 6 million. The main increase in capacity will come from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. There, by 2035, the capacity for the production of polyethylene will increase by 2.3 times, for polypropylene - by 3.2 times, for polyethylene terephthalate - by 2.9 times and for polyvinyl chloride - by 1.3 times.
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