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Index of chemical production in Russia increased by 2.8% in January-April

May 25/2018

MOSCOW (MRC) - April production of chemicals in the Russian Federation fell by 2.3% compared to a month earlier.
Nevertheless, this indicator increased by 2.8% for the first four months, according to Rosstat.

According to the Federal Service of State Statistics of the Russian Federation, April production of basic chemicals fell by 2.3% compared to March, the output of all key products declined. In general, the cumulative result in January - April of this year, the production index of basic chemicals increased by 2.8%.

April production of ethylene reached 244,000 tonnes against 264,000 tonnes a month earlier. Russia"s production of ethylene in the first four months of the year increased to 1.027 mln tonnes, up only 1.6% more than in 2017.

Russia"s production of benzene in April decreased to 116,000 tonnes, compared to 134,000 tonnes in March.
January-April production of benzene in Russia reached 505,800 tonnes, up 4.9% year on year.

April production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) amounted to 96,700 tonnes (100% of the main substance) against 112,000 tonnes a month earlier, the reduction in the output was a result of the scheduled maintenance works at RusVinyl. Total production of caustic soda increased to 425,700 tonnes in January-April, up 1.6% year on year.

April production of mineral fertilizers was 1.99 mln tonnes (in terms of 100% of nutrients), compared to 2.046 mln tonnes in March. In general, January-April production of mineral fertilizers in Russia was about 8.022 mln tonnes, up 5.2% year on year. The most significant increase was seen in the production of nitrogen fertilizers, with an increase to the previous year - 7%.
Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:chemical fertilizers, benzene, ethylene, Russia.
Category:General News
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