Production of plastic products in Russia increased by 12% in January

According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), the index of production of chemicals and chemical products in January 2021 increased by 9.2% compared to the same period in 2020, and the index of production of plastic and rubber products increased by 12.0%.

Manufacturers of polymer pipes, tubes, hoses and fittings in January reduced their production volume to 47.8 thousand tons, which is 22.0% less than last month, but 24.2% more than in January 2020.

The production of unreinforced polymer films and sheets in comparison with January 2020 increased by 9.2% and amounted to 92.6 thousand tons, porous polymer sheets and films were produced 28.7 thousand tons, which is 58.1% more than the same period last year.

Non-porous polymer films and sheets were produced in January by 8.8% less than the same period of last year (26.2 thousand tons). The production of synthetic fibers in January amounted to 15.2 thousand tons, which is 50.1% more than a year ago.

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