According to the Federal State Statistics Service (Rosstat), 261 thousand tons of polyethylene (PE) were produced in January 2020, which is 2.5% higher than in December 2019 and 33.9% higher than in January 2019. A significant increase in the production of polyethylene is due to the developments of the “ZapSibNeftekhim” plant (petrochemical plant of the “Sibur” group, Tobolsk).
The production of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) amounted to 95.7 thousand tons in January 2020, the increase is 5.1% compared to the same period in 2019 and is 7.7% more as compared with December.
The production of polycarbonate, simple and complex polyesters, alkyd and epoxy resins amounted to 56.1 thousand tons in the reporting month, which is 12.3% higher than in December.
News source: http://rcc.ru/