Argentina’s September chemical production down by 2.5% year on year

28 October 2013 20:24  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Argentina’s September chemical production was down by 2.5% from the same month in 2012, industry sources said on Monday.

Production of basic chemical products was down by 2.3% in September 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 in September rose by 7.1% year on year, the group said.

Production of plastic raw materials and synthetic rubber was down by 2.3% in September compared with the same month of 2012.

Agrochemicals production in September increased by 0.2% year on year, while production of pharmaceutical products declined by 7.3%.

Production of detergents, soaps and personal products increased in September by 5.9% compared with the same month of 2012.

Meanwhile, in the plastic products and rubber tyres production bloc combined production in September increased by 1.1% year on year.

Rubber tyre production was up by 6.8% in September, while production of plastic products in the same month declined by 0.2% year on year, INDEC said.


By: George Martin
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