According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat) the index of production of rubber and plastic products increased by 1.3% in the first half of the year.
314.7 thousand tons of polymer pipes, tubes, hoses and fittings were produced for the period from January to June 2020, which is 16.2% more than in 2019; the output of unreinforced films and sheets exceeded the indicator for the period under review in 2019 by 10.7% and amounted to 618.5 thousand tons of products.
156.6 thousand tons of porous polymer sheets and films were produced in January-June, which is 10.5% more compared to 2019; 175.3 thousand tons of non-porous polymer films and sheets were produced in just five months, which is 6.8% more compared to January-June 2019.
77 thousand tons of synthetic fibers were produced during the period under review, which is only 7.6% less than in the first quarter of 2019.
News source: https://plastinfo.ru/