Trading changes between Russian companies and their partners is also covered, as well as the Russian distributors and information on potential competitors in America, Asia and the Middle-East.

Market characteristics

The Russian polymers market is characterized by its structure and different trends in its sub-segments. The study deals with the specificities of different polymers production capacities and what stimulates the polymers processing industry in Russia, while drawing attention to segments that currently need further development and which one are in a slowing phase. The development or decreasing consumption of products made of polymers, such as film and fiber products, are influencing the demand for polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene terephthalate or low-density polyethylene for example.

There are 15 different investments projects from private
companies in 4 segments in Russia.

One of the topics covered refers to the governmental incentives about the transformation of the petrochemical complex model, which includes a clear strategy and a follow-up of State investments realized to support it.

There are 15 different investments projects from private companies in 4 segments in Russia, which are meant to be realized with the support of foreign technologies and licenses but are no solutions to the import substitution policy as most of them will be exported instead of developing the domestic polymers processing industry.

Trends and changes

There are identified development needs for the whole polymers industry in Russia due to specific market conditions, from administrative procedures to the narrow-branded assortment of domestic raw materials.

Table of content

Basic Polymers Market Overview
  • Market Overview
  • Pricing
Polypropylene & Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Polyethylene
  • Production of HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE
  • Imports of HDPE, LDPE and LLDPE
Market trends and main market players
  • Trends and opportunities
  • Producers
  • Distributors

Restrictions & Opportunities

The strongest driver of economic development in the Russian market are the import restrictions measures, which are meant to increase foreign companies’ localization of production facilities to Russia, whether it is for components or newly-branded assortment of raw materials production.

The synergy expected is actually happening with major foreign manufacturers that invested in Russia and have new standards and new production processes. This is directly impacting the demand for specific products made of polymers and opens up opportunities for foreign companies with developed brand assortments and technologies to provide these new industrial manufacturers.

One of the Russian companies specialized in refinery is currently building the biggest petrochemical complex in the country, aiming at supplying the entire domestic demand of basic polymers processors, gathering in the domestic industry all the elements to increase the competitivity of all companies involved.


FEBRUARY 2018 – 11 pages