Russia's fertilizer, chemicals output mostly down in 2012 - agency

28 January 2013 15:34  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of fertilizers and petrochemicals was largely down in 2012, the Russian statistical agency Rosstat said on Monday.

Last year, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was 17.8m tonnes, down by 5.5% compared with 2011, while ammonia production was down 1.1% at 13.8m tonnes, it said.

In 2012, Russia's total production of ethylene was down by 6.8% year on year at 2.3m tonnes, while propylene production was down 9.3% at 1.1m tonnes, Rosstat added.

Plastics output was unchanged year on year at 5.4m tonnes, the agency said. Data also showed that the country's total output of polyethylene was down by 8% year on year at 1.551m tonnes.

However, Russia's total production of styrene in 2012 was up by 9.6% year on year at 533,000 tonnes, while polystyrene production was 11.5% up year on year at 378,000 tonnes, it said.

In addition, phenol output was 10.8% up year on year at 278,000 tonnes, while synthetic rubber production was up 2% at 1.475m tonnes, Rosstat added.

By: Sergei Blagov
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