1. Chemical output growth slows down

    1 June, 2014
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    According to Rosstat, Russia’s industrial production index in May 2014 equaled 102.8% when compared with the data for the same period a year ago; for the period spanning Jan-May 2014, the figure is 101.7%. Chemical production index in May 2014 amounted to 96.8% y/y, in Jan-May 2014, to 103.6%. The country’s polymers output totaled 512 thousand tonnes in May, marking a 1.5% decline in y/y terms and a decline of 1.3% from April 2014, while its Jan-May 2014 polymers output turned out to be 1.8% higher than in the same period of 2013. In the month of May, polyethylene (PE) output equaled 120 thousand tonnes, which was 23.5% less than in May last year and just 0.9% less than in April 2014. In this year’s Jan-May period, a total of 694 thousand tonnes of PE was produced. Polypropylene (PP) output in the period under report equaled 95.8 thousand tonnes, marking […]


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