Russia's fertilizer, petchems output mixed in January - agency

19 February 2013 15:03  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of fertilizers and petrochemical products was mixed last month, the Russian statistical agency Rosstat said in an announcement released on Tuesday.

In January 2013, the country's total output of mineral fertilizers was up by 0.1% year on year at 1.5m tonnes, according to the agency. Potash production was 1.5% down year on year at 445,000 tonnes, while ammonia output was 8.1% up year on year at 1.3m tonnes, it added.

Russia's total production of ethylene was up by 7.3% year on year at 220,000 tonnes, while propylene production in January was 5.6% down year on year at 95,700 tonnes, it said.

The agency added that plastics output was 5.7% up year on year at 466,000 tonnes, while the country's total output of polyethylene was up by 1.6% year on year at 140,000 tonnes, and polypropylene production was down by 0.6% year on year at 52,300 tonnes.

Meanwhile, Russia's total production of styrene in January was up by 3% year on year at 49,900 tonnes, while polystyrene output was 23.4% up year on year at 34,300 tonnes, it said. PVC production was up 1.2% year on year at 60,300 tonnes.

Phenol output was up 8.7% year on year at 25,300 tonnes, the agency said, while synthetic rubber production was 12.5% up year on year at 143,000 tonnes.


By: Sergei Blagov
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