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Output of chemical products in Russia grew by 6.3% in Jan-Oct 2020

November 24/2020

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products rose in October 2020 by 7.2% year on year. At the same time, production of basic chemicals grew in the first ten months of 2020 by 6.3% 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-October output.

Production of benzene went up to 106,000 tonnes in October 2020, compared to 92,300 tonnes a month earlier. In September, several producers shut down their production capacities for schedule turnarounds. Overall output of this product reached 1,116,600 tonnes over the stated period, down by 1.8% year on year.

October production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) were 109,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 108,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 1,054,600 tonnes in the first ten months of 2020, down by 1.6% year on year.

1,985,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in October versus 2,014,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced about 20,500,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-October 2020, up by 3.5% year on year.

Last month"s production of polymers in primary form grew to 857,000 tonnes from 852,000 tonnes in September. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 8,340,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 17%  year on year.
Author:Margaret Volkova
Tags:PE, benzene, liquid caustic soda, ethylene, fertilizers, petrochemistry, Russia.
Category:General News
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