The national development and Reform Commission announced in November 25th that, in October, the chemical industry added value increased by 6.8%, the growth rate fell 2.2 percentage points year-on-year. The main chemical products, ethylene production fell by 6.3%, the primary form of plastics, synthetic rubber production increased by 4.9% and 13.2% respectively. The synthetic fiber production fell by 3.9%; caustic soda production increased 13.4%, soda ash production increased 5.6%; fertilizer production fell by 5.3%, which decreased 12.8% nitrogen, phosphate fertilizer, potash fertilizer increased 12% and 6.2% respectively; pesticide production fell by 1.6% rubber; tire production growth of 8.6%; calcium carbide production increased by 5.3%.
1-10 months, the chemical industry added value increased by 8.4%, the growth rate fell 1.1 percentage points year-on-year. The main product, ethylene production of 14 million 830 thousand tons, an increase of 2.7%. Primary form of plastic production of 67 million 480 thousand tons, an increase of 6.4%; synthetic rubber production of 4 million 510 thousand tons, an increase of 8.2%; synthetic fiber production of 37 million 480 thousand tons, an increase of 4.6%. Caustic soda production was 26 million 970 thousand tons, an increase of 7.2%; soda ash production of 21 million 240 thousand tons, an increase of 1.5%. The yield of chemical fertilizer was 61 million 590 thousand tons, decreased by 1.9%; among them, the yield of nitrogen fertilizer and phosphate fertilizer decreased by 1.9% and 1.4% respectively, and the yield of potassium fertilizer increased by 5.6%. Pesticide output 3 million 110 thousand tons, an increase of 2.3%. Rubber tire production 778 million 790 thousand, growth of 7.4%. Calcium carbide production 21 million 270 thousand tons, an increase of 3.4%.
In some chemical products, the price of some products rose last month. In October, sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) the average price of 2630 yuan / ton, up 4% over the previous month, rose 11.9%; soda 1510 yuan / ton, last month fell 0.7%, rose 12.7%. Urea 1210 yuan / ton, down 0.8% from the previous month, down 21.4% year-on-year; domestic DAP 2650 yuan / ton, down 1.1% from the previous month, down 7%. Calcium carbide 2530 yuan / ton, up 2.8% last month, an increase of 19.3%.
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