Russia chemical output up 3.3% in January-July

21 August 2018 14:34 Source:ICIS News

MOSCOW (MRC)--Russia’s chemical output increased by 3.3% in the first seven months of 2018, year on year, according to the country’s statistical agency Rosstat.

In July, however, Russia’s output of chemical products dropped 1.1%, compared to June.

237,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced in July, versus 255,000 tonnes a month earlier.

July’s production of benzene rose to 117,000 tonnes from 115,000 tonnes in June.

MRC, a partner of ICIS, produces polymers news and pricing reports from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.

By Sergey Karaichentsev