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China’s domestic PP, PE production rise, PVC production down in Dec

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 22/01/2016 (15:56)
According to media reports, China’s domestic PP and PE production rose in December while PVC production was down year over year. The country’s PE production reached 1.193 million tons, up 4.81% from November and up 8.67% compared with the same month of 2014. For the whole of 2015, China’s domestic PE production reached 13.53 million tons.

LLDPE was the most widely produced PE product in December, with production at 552,200 tons while LDPE and HDPE production stood at 160,000 tons and 480,000 tons, respectively.

China’s domestic PP production was up 4.3% on the month to 1.55 million tons in December while climbing 24.2% from a year earlier. In 2015, total domestic production also jumped 22.3% to 16.863 million tons.

In contrast, PVC production inside China posted a decrease of 4.4% from a year earlier at 1.347 million tons, although production was up by 0.4% from November. For the full year of 2015, domestic PVC production was reported at 16.09 million tons, down 1.7% from 2014.
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