Argentina May chemical production up by 0.9% year on year

25 June 2012 16:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s May chemical production was up by 0.9% year on year, compared with the same month of 2011, industry sources said on Monday.

Production of basic chemical products was down by 7.1% in May 2012 compared with the same month of the previous year, said Argentina’s Statistics Institute (INDEC). The institute does not provide tonnage figures for production.

Production of industrial gases was up in May by 0.9% year on year, the group said.

Production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was up by 8.3% in May compared with the same month of 2011.

Agrochemicals production increased by 0.4% in May, while production of pharmaceutical products was up by 1.2% year on year.

Production of detergents, soaps and personal products rose in May by 2.0% compared with the same month of 2011.

Meanwhile, plastic products and rubber tyres production combined was down by 5.1% in May year on year.

Rubber tyre production declined by 2.3%, while May production of plastic products declined by 5.6% year on year, INDEC said.


By: George Martin
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