04 November 2009 08:11 [Source: ICIS news]
BEIJING (ICIS news)--China’s plastic pipe production is expected to regsiter an year-on-year growth of more than 15% in 2009 driven by government's stimulus package, an official of the China Plastics Piping Association (CPPA) said on Wednesday.
The stimulus was aimed at boosting consumption in the local infrastructure sector and to develop the rural areas in the country, Wang Zhanjie, CPPA’s secretary-general, said.
"The global financial crisis has had limited impact on China’s plastic pipe sector, except that Chinese plastic pipe exports have fallen sharply and pipe demand growth in the local construction application sector is slower," Wang added.
Total output in 2008 was about 4.6m tonnes, up 28.18% from the previous year , he said.
The country's plastic pipe demand growth was expected to rise in the future due to a series of government policies introduced recently to promote plastic pipe applications, Wang said.
A total of yuan (CNY) 332bn ($49bn) was estimated to be invested in the sewage treatment facilities across the country under the 11th Five-Year Plan, he said. The cost of upgrading the pipeline network constituted 63% of the total budget, he added.
Imports of pipe grade polyethylene (PE) resin into
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes constituted about 55% of
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) pipes accounted for 30% and 10% of the total output respectively, Wang added.
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