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Petrotahlil - Russia’s output of chemical products rose in January 2020 by 3% year on year. Last year’s production of basic chemicals increased by 3.4% 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 largest increase in the January output.

281,000 tonnes of ethylene were produced last month, compared to 275,000 tonnes in January 2019 and 264,000 tonnes in December 2019. 2,984,000 tonnes was produced in 2019.

Output of benzene were 133,000 tonnes in January 2020, compared to 122,000 tonnes in January 2019 and 132,000 tonnes the previous month. Overall production of this material reached 1,470,000 tonnes last year.

January production of sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was 113,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 110,000 tonnes in January and December 2019. Overall output of caustic soda totalled about 1,289,000 tonnes in 2019.

January production of mineral fertilizers was 1,923,000 tonnes (in terms of 100% nutrients) versus 2,078,000 tonnes in January and December 2019. Overall, Russian plants produced 23,588,000 tonnes of fertilizers last year.

Last month’s production of polymers in primary form fell to 818,000 tonnes from 681,000 tonnes and 928,000 tonnes in January and December 2019, respectively. Overall output of polymers in primary form totalled 8,759,000 tonnes.

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Source : ICIS

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