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Focus China coal-based polyolefins to hit 5.96m tonnes by year-end

Focus article by Amy Yu

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s coal-based polyolefins capacity is expected to hit 5.96m tonnes by the end of the year, a sharp surge from 2.16m tonnes/year in 2013 and will account for about a fifth of total polymer production in the country, industry sources said on Friday.

Its total polyolefins production capacity stands at 30.2 m tonnes, according to Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

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