Base polymers: ethylene production increased by 5.5% in August
According to the published data of the Federal state statistics service (Rosstat), in August 2018. compared with the corresponding period of the previous year was 102.7% in January-August 2018. – 103.1%. Index of production of chemicals and chemical products in August 2018. compared with the corresponding period of the previous year was 104.5% in January-August 2018g. – 103.4%.
Ethylene production in August amounted to 243 thousand tons, an increase compared to August last year was 6.4%, an increase compared to July 2018 was 2.4%. In total, 1219 thousand tons of ethylene were produced in eight months (+1.6% compared to January-August 2017).
Benzene in the reporting period was produced 115 thousand tons, which is 5.5% more compared to August last year and 1.6% more compared to July this year. The increase for January-August 2018 was 6%.
For reference: the Index of industrial production is calculated by types of activity “Mining”, “Manufacturing”, “Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water” on the basis of data on the dynamics of production of the most important goods-representatives (in kind or in value terms). The structure of gross value added by economic activity of the 2008 base year is used as weights. Taking into account the amendment on informal activity.