Argentina’s May chemical production rises 9.6% year on year

25 June 2013 21:19  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s May chemical production was up by 9.6% year on year, compared with the same month of 2012, industry sources said on Tuesday.

Production of basic chemical products was up by 12.3% in May compared with the same month of the previous year, said Argentina’s Statistics Institute (INDEC). The institute does not provide tonnage figures for production.

May production of industrial gases was down by 3.1%, the group said. May production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was up by 11.5%.

Agrochemicals production was up by 10.8% in May, while production of pharmaceutical products increased by 10.9%.

Production of detergents, soaps and personal products increased by 6.9%.

Meanwhile, in plastic products and rubber tyres production, combined production increased by 0.5% in May.

Rubber tyre production was up by 18.1%, while production of plastic products declined by 4.7%, INDEC said.


By: George Martin
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