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China's ethylene output rises rapidly

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Jun '10
China's total production of ethylene reached 1.065 million tons in May, according to the latest statistics, a substantial increase of 35 percent year on year.

From January to May this year, China's ethylene production realized 4.971 million tons, up 23.1 percent year on year.

China has maintained rapid growth in ethylene production. Its ethylene production stood at 10.66 million tons in 2009 and 10.26 million tons in 2008.

Three new large-scale ethylene crackers have been put into operation this year and the total new capacity addition in this year is three million tons / year.

China had two sets of large ethylene plants put into production last year; Fujian (800,000 tons / year) and Dusanzi (1 million tons / year).

Under the 2009 ethylene development plan of the government, China's ethylene capacity will reach 15.5 million tons / year by 2011.

There are another three sets of ethylene plants still under construction with a capacity of 800,000 tons/ year, which are expected to be put into operation in 2012-2013.

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