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Russian petrochemical projects

Russian petrochemical markets

Russian ethylene production totalled 2.464 million tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 2.426 million tons in the same period in 2018.  The major changes took place at Kazan where production rose...

Russian plants produced 1.956 million tons of propylene in the first ten months in 2019 versus 1.816 million tons in the same period in 2018.  SIBUR Tobolsk...

Russian propylene exports amounted to 55,200 tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 92,000 tons in the same period in 2018.  Lukoil-NNOS reduced exports...

Russian polymer & rubber markets

Export volumes for Russian synthetic rubber in the first ten months in 2019 totalled 834,000 tons against 840,000 tons in the same period in 2018.  Average product prices for synthetic rubber dropped in the first ten months from $1698 per ton to $1605 per ton.  By product category, isoprene rubber exports totalled 158,800 tons...

Russian aromatics


GC Titan began the sale of phenol and acetone from Omsk in the domestic market in November.  The first shipments of phenol were made to a consumer called Khimsintez (44 tons).  According to railway statistics, for the whole of November Omsk Kaucuk delivered 100 tons of acetone and 52 tons of phenol to its customers.  In early December, 399 tons of phenol were shipped. 
The capacities of the modernised facilities at Omsk include 90,000 tpa of phenol and 56,000 tpa of acetone.
 

Russian PTA imports totalled 309,400 tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 207,500 tons in the same period in 2018.  China supplied 219,700...

Sales of benzene on the Russian domestic market dropped in the first ten months in 2019 to 630,600 tons from 642,600 tons in the same period last year, the fall due partly to lower caprolactam production.

Benzene production in Russia totalled 1.095 million tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 1.115 million tons in the same period in 2018.  Rosneft’s three plants...

Russian caprolactam production totalled 317,200 tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 330,500 tons in the same period in 2018.  Kuibyshevazot reduced caprolactam...

Russian phenol production increased in the first ten months in 2019 at all three operational plants.  Ufaorgsintez recorded the largest rise in production, rising from 50,200 tons in the first ten months last year to 63,700 tons. ...

 

Russian methanol

Russian organic chemicals

 

Central Europe

Imports of TDI into Poland in the first three quarters in 2019 totalled 53,700 tons, measured against 70,800 tons in the whole of 2018 and 69,900 tons in 2017.  In the first nine months in 2019 Germany...

Polish methanol imports amounted to 266,300 tons in the first three quarters in 2019 at a total cost of €129.073 million, against 582,500 tons in the same period in 2018.  Russia supplied

BorsodChem is working on an aniline project involving costing around €145 million under licenses provided from US, Swiss and Canadian companies.  Construction


Belarus

Acrylonitrile exports from Belarus in the first ten months in 2019 were targeted mainly on Turkey and the Netherlands.  Exports totalled 37,300 tons in the first ten months in 2019

Orthoxylene imports into Belarus dropped from 20,500 tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 12,000 tons in the same period in 2019, whilst paraxylene imports rose from 9,100 tons to 12,800 tons

MDI imports into Belarus totalled 17,350 tons in the first ten months in 2019 against 17,800 tons in the same period in 2018.  Germany was the largest supplier, increasing shipments in January to October 2018 from 4,500 tons at $2669 per ton

PTA imports into Belarus totalled 45,600 tons in the first ten months in 2019, versus 22,900 tons in the same period in 2018.  Imports from South Korea increased to 9,800 tons in January to October

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