Russia's monomer, polymer output Jan-Aug 2012 mostly down
19 September 2012 17:24 [Source: ICIS news]
MOSCOW (ICIS)--?xml:namespace>Russia's overall production of monomers and polymers was mostly down in the first eight months of the year, the country's statistical agency Rosstat said on Wednesday.By: Sergei Blagov+44 20 8652 3214
In January-August, Russia's total production of ethylene was down by 10.1% year on year at 1.49m tonnes, while propylene production was 13.4% down year on year at 752,400 tonnes, it said.
Meanwhile, styrene output was 5.8% up year on year at 296,000 tonnes, the agency said.
The country's total output of polyethylene was down by 11.9% year on year at 1m tonnes, and polypropylene production was 6.5% down at 450,000 tonnes, it said.
However, polystyrene output was 4.8% up year on year at 333,000 tonnes, the agency said.
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