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.
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.
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.
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