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Output of chemical products in Russia grew by 0.9% in January-February 2019

March 22/2019

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products rose in February 2019 by 1.5% year on year. However, production of basic chemicals increased only by 0.9% in the first two months of 2019, according to Rosstat"s data.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics, last month"s output of basic chemicals grew by 1.5% year on year. Production of many products decreased last month.

Thus, 242 ,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced in February, compared to 275,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, 517,000 tonnes of this olefin were produced in January-February 2019, down by 0.5% year on year.

Last month"s output of benzene were 119,000 tonnes versus 122,000 tonnes in January. Overall production of this product reached 241,000 tonnes in the first two months of 2019, down by 4.9% year on year.

February output of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was 101,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 110,000 tonnes in January. Overall production of caustic soda dropped to 211,000 tonnes over the stated period from 217,000 tonnes a year earlier.

Last month"s output of mineral fertilizers was 1,887,000 tonnes (in terms of 100% nutrients) versus 2,078,000 tonnes in January. Overall, Russian plants produced 3,965,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-February 2019, up by 2.9% year on year.


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Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, PE, benzene, kausticheskaya soda, ethylene, fertilizers, petrochemistry, Russia.
Category:General News
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