China posts robust petchem output in September - CPCIA

11 November 2009 09:28  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS news)--China recorded strong petrochemical production in September, with most products registering annual double-digit growths given some recovery in downstream demand, data from China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA) showed on Wednesday.

Its ethylene output jumped 29.4% year on year to 1.01m tonnes, as apparent consumption of the chemical grew for the first time this year at 3%, CPCIA said.

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) output grew 30.8% to 842,000 tonnes in September, based on the statistics.

"Output of ethylene and calcium carbide, the two kinds of feedstocks of PVC, increased steadily this month, providing for smooth PVC production," an industry source said.

Polyester output, meanwhile, grew 33.9% to 980,000 tonnes in September as its apparent consumption registered an increase of 24.5%, based on CPCIA data.

Products

Sep-09

Jan-Sep 2009

 

Output (‘000tonnes)

% change*YOY

Output (‘000 tonnes)

% change*YOY

Inorganic chemicals

Sulphuric acid

5,192

21.1

41,970

8.9

Concentrated Nitric acid

159

19.2

1,507

2.9

Hydrochloric acid

673

6.8

5,819

1.2

Caustic soda

1,788

23.6

14,314

0.3

Calcium carbide

1,476

24.1

10,943

-4.1

Organic chemicals

Ethylene

1,013

29.4

7,586

-0.1

Benzene

417

17.5

3,336

3.1

Methanol

1,061

0.7

8,032

-5.3

Acetic acid

244

9.1

1,958

-0.6

Synthetic material

Synthetic resin and co-polymer

3,136

25.5

25,454

4.3

PE

730

26.5

5,709

0.7

PP

656

7.4

5,899

5.6

PVC

842

30.8

6,711

0.7

Synthetic rubber

236

26.7

2,018

5.5

Polyester

980

33.9

8,895

19.2

Chemical fibre

2,427

18.8

19,982

14.1

Plastic product

4,077

12

31,954

7.6

Source: CPCIA

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By: Dolly Wu
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