Chinas value-added output in pesticide industry up 17.2% in Apr
Jun. 25, 2010
The value-added output of Chinas chemical industry increased 17.3% year on year in April this year, 6.7 percentage points higher than a year earlier, according to the statistics released by the National Bureau of Statistics recently.
In April, the output of caustic soda increased 22.1% year on year and that of soda ash rose 3.5% year on year. Fertilizers output increased 1.6%, nitrogenous fertilizers output decreased 2%. Pesticide output increased 17.2%.
From January to April, the value-added output of the chemical industry increased 21.4% year on year in the first four months, 15.3 percentage points higher than a year earlier. Caustic soda increased 22.4% to 6.73 million tons, and soda ash rose 19% year on year to 6.92 million tons. Fertilizer saw an 8.7% year-on-year increase to 22.22 million tons. Pesticide rose 20.1% to 862,000 tons.
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