Argentina September chemical production up by 4.9% year on year

25 October 2011 23:13  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s total chemical production in September was 4.9% higher than the same month in 2010, an industry group said on Tuesday.                        

Increases were seen in the production of agrochemicals (8.1%); pharmaceutical products (8.9%); and detergents, soaps and personal products (4.3%), said Argentina’s Statistics Institute (INDEC). The institute does not provide tonnage figures for production.

However, production of basic chemical products was down by 1.5% in September compared with the same month a year ago, and the production of industrial gases was down in September by 5.5%, the group said.

Production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was nearly flat at 0.1% compared with September 2010.

Meanwhile, the combined production of plastic products and rubber tyres grew by 1.8% in September year on year. Rubber tyre production declined by 4.8%, while the production of plastic products grew by 3.2%, INDEC said.

By: George Martin
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