|China's chemical industry's value added output up 9.3% in Jul
The value-added output of China's chemical industry grew 9.3% from a year earlier in Jul, according to figures released by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The growth rate for last month retreated 2.1% compared with the same period of 2014.
In the first seven months of this year, China's chemical industry saw value-added industrial output grow 9.4% from a year earlier.
During Jan-Jul period, the output of ethylene edged down 0.1% year on year to 9.92 million tons, and that of plastics in primary form moved up 8.5% from the previous year to 43.09 million tons.
Meanwhile, the country's synthetic rubber output reached to 2.93 million tons in the first seven months of this year, 0.2% less compared with the corresponding period of last year, and its synthetic fiber output saw an 11.7% increase from an earlier year to 24.8 million tons.
Last month, the price of caustic soda stood at RMB 2,150 per ton, up 0.9% over a month earlier, while the price of soda ash and urea witnessed 0.7% and 1.1% month on month decrease to RMB 1,510 per ton and RMB 1,740 per ton, respectively.