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Output of chemical products in Russia grew by 6.6% in Jan-Nov 2020

December 22/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products rose in November 2020 by 9.5% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals increased in the first eleven months of 2020 by 6.6% year on year, 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-November 2020 output.

November production of benzene grew to 120,000 tonnes from 106,000 tonnes a month earlier due to higher capacity utilisation of several producers. Overall output of this product reached 1,236,600 tonnes over the stated period, down by 2.2% year on year.

November production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) were 111,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 108,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 1,165,600 tonnes in the first eleven months of 2020, down by 1.3% year on year.

2,106,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in November versus 2,014,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced slightly over 22,600,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-November 2020, up by 3.9% year on year.

Last month"s production of polymers in primary form rose to 896,000 tonnes from 852,000 tonnes in October. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 9,240,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 17.1%  year on year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PS, PE, benzene, kausticheskaya soda, styrene, ethylene, fertilizers, petrochemistry, Russia.
Category:General News
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