Uzbekistan ups chemical and petrochemical production
Uzbekistan, Tashkent, Dec. 14 / Trend D. Azizov /
The chemical and petrochemical production increased by 11.9 percent in Uzbekistan in January - September compared to the same period of 2010, the Uzbek State Statistics Committee said today.
According to the committee, the chemical enterprises increased the production of mineral fertilizers by 7.5 percent - up to 906,400 tons, including 716,680 tons of nitrogen, phosphorus 113,890 tons and 75,830 tons of potash for the first nine months of the year.
The production of caustic soda increased by 8.2 percent - to 18,500 tons, soda ash - by 17.7 percent to 77,200 tons, sulfuric acid - 0.8 percent, to 906,500 tons, salt acid - by 32.4 percent to 32,800 tons, methanol-rectificate - at 37.5 percent, up to 5,700 tons of pipes and pipeline parts of thermoplastics - by 54.7 percent up to 9,600 tons. The production of synthetic ammonia decreased by 2.5 percent - up to 1 million tons during the reporting period.
According to the State Statistics Committee, industrial production increased by 7 percent and hit 29.922 trillion soums in Uzbekistan in January - September. The chemical production was 5.7 percent compared to 5.2 percent a year earlier.