Polymer production record: Russia eliminated raw material dependence on the West

The past 2020 has allowed Russia to make a major leap forward and set several important records at once. Along with the increase in food exports, our country has also increased the supply of primary polymers abroad. This is a significant event, since for the first time in history we sold more raw materials than we purchased, which indicates the elimination of dependence on Western products.

The fact is that until 2020, the import of primary polymers to our country has increased annually. This is directly related to the growth of Russian economics and production that requires different plastics.

Despite the fact that Russia possesses huge reserves of natural gas, from which those same primary polymers are produced, for a long time we could not ensure proper processing and simply burned associated petroleum gas in flares.

Everything changed in 2019, when the giant ZapSibNeftekhim complex was built in Tobolsk. It is thanks to him that we managed to double the output of polymer products.

But Russia does not intend to stop there either. Construction of the Amur Gas Chemical Complex began last year. In addition, Tatneft, Rosneft, Lukoil and other companies have their own projects.

The global polymer market is now dominated by the United States, China and Saudi Arabia. However, in the foreseeable future, Russia will be able to compete for its "piece of the pie."

The growth in the world consumption of polyethylene today significantly exceeds that of oil and gas. Thus, selling petrochemical products is much more profitable than raw materials, which makes the last year's record of our country not just another success in import substitution.

The development of this sector will allow Russia to focus on its own oil and gas machine building, create thousands of additional jobs and, finally, stop exchanging its subsoil for foreign "glass beads".

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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 16 March 2021 10: 47
    Have you found the polymers? belay What they do, what they do laughing
    1. Alexndr p Offline Alexndr p
      Alexndr p (Alexander) 16 March 2021 12: 29
      another 10 years will whine on the Internet that they are not there - the lag of our sad opposition is more abrupt than in estonia
  2. Cudgel Offline Cudgel
    Cudgel (Dubina) 16 March 2021 21: 05
    It is necessary for Roskomnadzor, the site "Made with us" to cover, so that all the urya-nonsense from there on the network does not roam.
    More polyethylene was produced from the thousandth range of polymers, fastening the peasant cart with unlubricated wheels, but what about carbon fiber?
    But if we discard the patriotic nonsense, and read the news, without editing the Putinagitprop, then you can see the following (from the RBC website).

    Here is an excerpt from RBC:

    ..At the end of 2020, Russia will for the first time become a net exporter of two basic types of polyethylene, from which packaging and polymer pipes are produced ...

    But the most important hotel is the same, with RBC:

    ... that is, their supplies abroad will exceed imports, NKR predicts, and Russia's share in the polyethylene market will grow to a record 3,5% of the world's polyethylene production capacity. At the same time, the lag behind the three leaders - the United States, China and Saudi Arabia - remains significant, follows from the report ...

    3.5% of the world's capacity is power, we are monopolists! Fight for your "... piece of the pie ...", funny, about the statistic error.


    You can also write about the export of food, but I want to spare the urya-patriots, otherwise they will not fall asleep.
    1. shvn Offline shvn
      shvn (Vyacheslav) April 18 2021 16: 28
      Oh, my friend, how did you get cracked ...
  3. sasha197220 Offline sasha197220
    sasha197220 (sasha shevtchenko) April 21 2021 18: 22
    Oh, you little gods, not even 70 years have passed since it came to pass that something can be produced, except for the use of hydrocarbons!