Sales of petrochemicals
In 2013, the Group’s sales on the domestic market improved by 5.0% year on year in terms of volume.
PTA sales were up on the back of greater availability of production units and higher sales on the non-PET market, where PTA is used as feedstock for fibres, polyester films, powdered coating, resins and plasticizers.
Unlike in Q3 2012, no regular maintenance shutdowns were scheduled for 2013, causing monomer and polymer sales to improve year on year.
Higher sales of aromatic hydrocarbons were driven chiefly by the increase in exports to Germany and the Czech Republic.
On the other hand, fertilizer sales declined in 2013 because of an ammonia production line failure at the ANWIL Group.
Sales of plastics were on the rise, in particular in Poland, Ukraine and Turkey.
Stronger sales of other products reflected the increase in glycol sales, driven chiefly by improving market conditions, as well as growth in caustic soda sales, which had been lower in 2012 owing to production capacity limitations.
Sales volumes of petrochemicals on the Polish market