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Output of chemical products in Russia grew by 3.4% in January-August 2018

September 21/2018
MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products dropped in August 2018 by 0.4% month on month.
Thus, this figure increased by 3.4% in the first eight months of the year of 2018, according to Rosstat"s data.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, last month"s production of basic chemicals decreased by 0.4% from July 2018, with ethylene accounting for the main reduction. Overall production of chemical products grew in January-August 2018 by 3.4% year on year, with benzene accounting for the greatest increase in the output.

243,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced in August versus 237,000 tonnes a month earlier, Angarsk Polymers Plant and Tomskneftekhim"s production capacities were shut down for maintenance last month. 2,002 tonnes of this olefin were produced in the first eight months of 2018, up by 1.6% year on year.

Last month"s production of benzene dropped to 115,000 tonnes from 117,000 tonnes in July. Overall output of this product reached 965,800 tonnes over the stated period, up by 6%year on year.

August output of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was 108,000 tonnes (100% of the main substance) versus 106,000 tonnes a month earlier, increase production was caused by a the resumprion of the capacities of SayanskKhimPlast. Overall production of caustic soda grew to 844,500 tonnes in January-August 2018, up by 3.6% year on year.

Last month"s output of mineral fertilizers was 1.819 m tonnes (in terms of 100% nutrients) versus 1.783 m tonnes in July, Russian producers increased their production of nitrogen and potash fertilizers. Overall, Russian plants produced 13.645 m tonnes of mineral fertilizers in the first eight  months of 2018, up by 2.2% year on year. Nitrogen fertilizers accounted for the greatest increase in the output - up by 6% year on year.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:kaustik, chemical fertilizers, ethylene, Russia.
Category:General News
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