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Index of chemical production in Russia grew by 6.7% in Q1 2021

According to the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation, mineral fertilizers accounted for the greatest increase in the January-March output.

Production of benzene grew up to 121,000 tonnes in March, compared to 113,000 tonnes a month earlier.

Overall output of this product reached 362,000 tonnes over the stated period, down by 8.2% year on year.

March production of caustic soda was 118,000 tonnes (100% of the basic substance) versus 98,400 tonnes a month earlier. Overall output of caustic soda totalled 329,400 tonnes in the first three months of 2021, down by 0.7% year on year.

2,327,000 tonnes of mineral fertilizers (in terms of 100% nutrients) were produced in March 2021 versus 2,098,000 tonnes a month earlier. Overall, Russian plants produced about 6,743,000 tonnes of fertilizers in January-March 2021, up by 12% year on year.

Last month’s production of polymers in primary form was 958,000 tonnes versus 861,000 tonnes in February.

Overall, Russian plants produced about 447,000 tonnes of synthetic rubbers in January-March 2021, up by 10.2% year on year.