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  1. Plastic in 2021: consumption outlook

    ... return to growth. “The global demand for polymers fell by 17 million tonnes in 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic”, explained Dmitry Konov, Chairman of the Management Board at SIBUR Holding, during a December meeting with President Vladimir Putin on the development of the Russian petrochemical industry. The reduction in the consumption had a knock-on effect on the industry’s operating rates, which stood at around 85% at the beginning of December. While demand will continue to recover, ...