Argentina’s March chemical production down by 1.4% year on year

26 April 2013 15:39  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s March chemical production was down by 1.4% year on year, compared with the same month of 2012, industry sources said on Friday.

Production of basic chemical products was down by 12.6% in March 2013 compared with the same month of the previous year, said Argentina’s Statistics Institute (INDEC). The institute does not provide tonnage figures for production.

Production of industrial gases was down by 2.8% in March, year on year, the group said.

Production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was down by 0.5% in March compared with the same month of 2012.

Agrochemicals production declined by 18.7% in March 2013, while production of pharmaceutical products increased by 7.3% year on year.

Production of detergents, soaps and personal products increased in March by 2.4% compared with the same month of 2012.

Meanwhile, plastic products and rubber tyres production combined decreased by 4.3% in March, year on year.

Rubber tyre production was up by 25.9%, while March production of plastic products declined by 9.3% year on year, INDEC said.

By: George Martin
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