|China's chemical industry's value added output add 9.4% in H1
The value-added output of China's chemical industry grew 9.4% from a year earlier in the first half of this year, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The growth rate for the period retreated 1.7% compared with the same period of 2014.
During Jan-Jun period, the output of ethylene climbed 2.3% year on year to 8.45 million tons, and that of plastics in primary form moved up 8.8% from the previous year to 36.75 million tons.
Meanwhile, the country's synthetic rubber output reached to 2.54 million tons in the first six months of this year, 3% more compared with the corresponding period of last year, and its synthetic fiber output saw a 12.9% increase from an earlier year to 21.18 million tons.
The price of caustic soda was RMB 2,130 per ton in Jun, down 1.4% over a month earlier, while the price of soda ash and urea witnessed 1.1% and 2.9% rise compared with a month ago to RMB 1,520 per ton and RMB 1,760 per ton, respectively.