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Output of chemical products in Russia up by 7.5% in Jan-Feb 2021

March 23/2021

MOSCOW (MRC) -- Russia"s output of chemical products rose in February 2021 by 5.3% year on year. Thus, production of basic chemicals increased year on year by 7.5% in the first two months of 2021, according to Rosstat"s data.

According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, mineral fertilizers accounted for the greatest increase in the January-February output.

Production of benzene dropped to 113,000 tonnes in February 2021, compared to 120,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of this product reached 241,000 tonnes over the stated period, down by 7.5% year on year.

February production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was 98,400 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 113,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 211,400 tonnes in the first two months of 2021, down by 4.6% year on year.

2,098,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in February 2021 versus 2,318,000  tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced slightly over 4,416,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-February 2021, up by 15.4% year on year.

Last month"s production of polymers in primary form was 861,000 tonnes versus 196,000 tonnes in January. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 1,770,000 tonnes over the stated period, up by 8.4%  year on year.


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