China’s August petrochemical output records YOY increase

25 September 2013 04:34  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s production of many petrochemicals recorded a year-on-year increase in August on a continued stable economic growth, according to data released by China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association (CPCIA) on Wednesday.

Ethylene output in August was 1.258m tonnes, up by 7.7% year on year while its total output was 10.525m tonnes from January to August, according to the data.

Crude processing output reached 39.7m tonnes in August, up by 5.5% year on year, the data showed.

Crude output increased slightly by 0.1% year on year to 17.3m tonnes in August, while its total output from January to August achieved 138m tonnes, up by 2.3% year on year, according to the data.

Products

Aug 2013

Jan-Aug 2013

Output (‘000

% change*YOY

Output (‘000 tonnes)

% change*YOY

tonnes)

Crude

17,303

0.1

138,081

2.3

Crude processing

39,739

5.5

317,160

4.7

Natural Gas(bn cbm)

8.9

9.9

74.28

9.4

Gasoline

8,041

6.8

65,118

12.4

Diesel

14,299

3.7

114,548

0.9

Ethylene

1,258

7.7

10,525

5.6

Benzene

585

-3.8

4,875

8.2

PE

886

9.9

7,275

11

PP

1,006

10.3

8,212

13.3

Methanol

2,323

3.5

18,230

3.9

Acetic acid

374

3.2

2,805

-1.5

PVC

1,282

17.4

9,669

7.8

Polyester

995

0.1

8,093

5

Fertilizer

6,772

-0.3

53,287

6


By: Dolly Wu
+65 6780 4359



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