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Production of chemical, petrochemical products in Iran spikes

Business Materials 22 September 2020 10:47 (UTC +04:00)
Production of chemical, petrochemical products in Iran spikes

BAKU, Azerbaijan, September 22

By Elnur Baghishov – Trend:

Iran produced 25.1 million tons of chemical and petrochemical products during the first 5 months of the current Iranian year (March 20-August 21, 2020), Trend reports citing the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran.

According to the report, this is an increase of 6.3 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year.

“While in the same period last Iranian year, Iran produced 23.6 million tons of chemical and petrochemical products,” the report said.

According to the report, 2.1 million tons of polyethylene was produced within five months. The polyethylene production increased by 9.4 percent compared to the same period last Iranian year.

The table shows the production details of chemical and petrochemical products:

Products

First 5 months of the current Iranian year (March 20- August 21, 2020)

First 5 months of last Iranian year (March 21- August 22, 2019)

Percentage change

Polyethylene (PE)

2.12 million tons

1.94 million tons

9.4

Polypropylene (PP)

373,300 tons

370,300 tons

0.8

Polystyrene (PS)

226,800 tons

187,300 tons

21.1

Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS)

29,900 tons

26,700 tons

12

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC)

230,500 tons

245,100 tons

-6

Epoxy Resin (ER)

2,800 tons

1,600 tons

75

Polycarbonate (PC)

2,300 tons

3,900 tons

-41

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET)

206,100 tons

237,100 tons

-13.1

Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (SBR)

24,300 tons

26,900 tons

-9.7

Polybutadiene Rubber (PBR)

24,600 tons

15,000 tons

64

Total polymers

3.24 million tons

3.05 million tons

6.2

Urea

2.69 million tons

2.69 million tons

0.2

Ammonia

1.91 million tons

1.85 million tons

3.2

Others

1.73 million tons

1.6 million tons

7.6

Total chemicals

21,935 tons

20,641 tons

6.3

Total

25.2 million tons

23.7 million tons

6.3

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