China petrochemical output grows steadily in September

20 October 2011 10:09  [Source: ICIS news]

SHANGHAI (ICIS)--The China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF)  said on Thursday the country’s output of most petrochemical and energy products grew steadily in September this year, with methanol and acetic acid output up by 38.5% and 33.9% respectively year on year.

China’s crude output in September decreased by 5.3% year on year to 16.3m tonnes, but the country’s crude processing output increased by 1.5% year on year to 36m tonnes in the same month, according to the data.

The country’s gasoline output increased by 9.1% year on year to 6.9m tonnes in September, while its diesel output increased by 1.8% to 13.3m tonnes from the same period in 2010, according to CPCIF.

China’s ethylene output declined by 18.8% year on year to 1.06m tonnes in September, while its total output of the product in January-August increased by 10.1% year on year to 11.4m tonnes, the data showed.

The country’s output of methanol and acetic acid increased year on year to 1.8m tonnes and 438,000 tonnes respectively in September, according to the CPCIF data.

Source: CPCIF

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