China June ethylene output grows 4.7% to 1.2m tonnes

18 July 2011 11:34  [Source: ICIS news]

GUANGZHOU (ICIS)--China produced 1.2m tonnes of ethylene in June, up 4.7% from the same period of last year, bringing the total output for the first half of the year to 7.8m tonnes, data released by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF) showed on Monday.

The ethylene output for the January-to-June period was up 17.2% year on year, according to the data.

Meanwhile, China’s polyethylene production in June declined 3.3% year on year to 773,000 tonnes, but up 7.5% in the first six months of the year, CPCIF said.

Meanwhile, China’s polyvinyl chloride (PVC) output in June increased 6.1% to 1.08m tonnes, while methanol production totalled 1.72m tonnes, up 21.4% from the same period last year, the data showed.

The country produced 1.06m tonnes of polyester during the month, rising 11.5% compared to the same period last year, the CPCIF data showed.

Products

June 2011

January-June 2011

Output

% change

Output

% change

(thousand tonnes)

year on year

(thousand tonnes)

year on year

Crude

17,146

1.6

102,894

4.6

Crude processing

35,554

-0.7

222,959

7.1

Naphtha

2,074

-3.6

12,523

3.4

Ethylene

1,223

4.7

7,811

17.2

Polyethylene

773

-3.3

5,120

7.5

Polypropylene

728

0.3

4,731

7.3

PVC

1,077

6.1

6,037

8.6

PS

148

19.4

794

12.5

ABS

129

18.3

801

21.0

Benzene

501

10.1

3,068

15.8

Methanol

1,717

21.4

9,969

20.8

Acetic acid

363

14.9

1,982

1.6

Synthetic rubber

279

12.5

1,741

15.8

Polyester

1,063

11.5

5,634

10.2

Fertilizer

6,006

18.7

30,624

8.3

Source: CPCIF

Read John Richardson and Malini Hariharan’s blog – Asian Chemical Connections


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