Argentina’s January chemical production up by 5.1% year on year

25 February 2013 22:45  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s January chemical production was up by 5.1% from the figure for the first month of 2012, industry sources said on Monday.

Production of basic chemical products was up by 4.5% in January from the same month of last year, Argentina’s Statistics Institute (INDEC) said. The institute does not provide tonnage figures for production.

Production of industrial gases was unchanged, while production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was up by 5.0% year on year, the institute said.

Agrochemicals production increased by 8.2%, while production of pharmaceutical products increased by 3.7% year on year.

Production of detergents, soaps and personal products increased by 10.8% compared with January 2012.

Meanwhile, plastic products and rubber tyres production combined increased by 5.1% year on year.

Rubber tyre production was up by 25.3%, while January production of plastic products increased by 1.9% year on year, INDEC said.

By: George Martin
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