Russia's overall March chemical, petrochemical production rises

17 April 2013 15:32  [Source: ICIS news]

MOSCOW (ICIS)--Russia's overall production of chemical and petrochemical products was up in March, according to statistical agency Rosstat on Wednesday.

The country's total output of mineral fertilizers was up by 5% year on year at 1.6m tonnes, according to the agency. Ammonia output was 7.8% higher at 1.3m tonnes, it said.

March plastics output was 15.4% up year on year at 528,000 tonnes, the agency said, while synthetic rubber production was 2.3% higher than the same month in 2012 at 142,000 tonnes, it said.

Russia's total output of ethylene was up by 20.6% year on year at 244,000 tonnes, while propylene production rose by 24.4% to 119,000 tonnes, Rosstat said.

The country's total output of polyethylene was up by 26.6% year on year at 163,000 tonnes and polypropylene production was 40.2% higher at 74,200 tonnes, it said.

Russia's total production of styrene was up by 29% year on year at 60,000 tonnes, while polystyrene output was 34.2% up year on year at 36,200 tonnes, according to Rosstat.

Phenol output was 3.4% up year on year at 25,800 tonnes, the agency said.

By: Sergei Blagov
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