|China's chemical industry's value added output up 9.1% in May
The value-added output of China's chemical industry went up 9.1% year on year in May this year, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The growth rate for the period was 1.5% lower than it realized in the same period of 2014.
Last month, the output of ethylene declined 5.9% year on year, while those of plastics in primary form rose 2.5% from the previous year.
Meanwhile, the country’s synthetic rubber output increased 0.7% year on year during the period, and its synthetic fiber output gained 11.5% from an earlier year.
In the first five months of this year, the value-added output of China's chemical industry grew 9.3% year on year. The growth rate for the period was 1.9% lower than it realized in the corresponding year of 2014.
From Jan to May, China produced a total of 12.66 million tons of caustic soda, edged down 2% year on year, while the output of calcium carbide reached 9.97 million tons, up 4% from a year earlier.