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Output of chemical products in Russia grew by 5.3% in January-August

September 23/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products rose in August 2020 by 5% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 5.3% in the first eight months of 2020, according to Rosstat"s data.

According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, polymers in primary form accounted for the greatest increase in the January-July output. August production of benzene fell to 102,000 tonnes from 95,300 tonnes a month earlier due to scheduled shutdowns for maintenance at several producers. Overall output of this product reached 918,300 tonnes over the stated period, down by 0.9% year on year.

August production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) were 99,200 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 89,400 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 837,600 tonnes in the first eight months of 2020, down by only 2% year on year.

1,939,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in August versus 2,113 mln tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced slightly less than 16,500,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-August 2020, up by 3.2% year on year.

Last month, the production of primary polymers rose to 888,000 tonnes against 838,000 tonnes in July due to increased capacity utilisation at ZapSibNeftekhim, Stavrolen and Gazprom neftekhim Salavat. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 6,630,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 15.2%  year on year.


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Author:Anna Larionova
Tags:chemical fertilizers, benzene, liquid caustic soda, kausticheskaya soda, rigid caustic soda, Russia.
Category:General News
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