|China's chemical industry's output up 10.5% in Jan-Nov
The value-added output of China's chemical industry rose 10.5% year on year in the first eleven months of this year, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The growth rate for the eleven-month period was 1.7% lower than it realized in the same period of 2013.
During the period from Jan to Nov 2014, the output of ethylene grew 4.7% year on year to 15.78 million tons, and those of plastics in primary form rose 10.7% to 63.35 million tons.
The country’s synthetic rubber output increased 10.6% to 4.84 million tons during the period and its synthetic fiber output increased 7.0% to 36.76 million tons.
In the same period, the country produced a total of 29.04 million tons of caustic soda, reflecting a year on year increase of 8.5%, while the output of soda ash and calcium carbide reached 23.03 million tons and 22.93 million tons, up 5.5% and 11.7% from a year earlier, respectively.