4 August 2014 - 14:31
  • News Code: 222178
Iran 4-Month Petchem Exports at $838m

TEHRAN August 4 (Shana)--Iran Petrochemical Commercial Company (IPCC) has exported 838 million dollars worth of petrochemicals during the first four months of the current calendar year which started on March 21.

The exported products, weighing 831,000 tons, mainly included propane and butane.
Styrene and paraxylene come next, followed by benzene, polyethylene, PET and other petrochemicals.
Iran’s petrochemical production increased more than five percent during the first four months of the current calendar year (which started on March 21) from a year ago, a senior petrochemical official said recently.
Ali-Mohammad Basaqzadeh, director for production control of National Petrochemical Company, said the growth results from phases 12 and 15&16 of the massive South Pars gas field.
He said that petrochemical production increases as long as more feedstock is supplied to petrochemical plants.
Iran produced 40 million tons of petrochemicals in the last calendar year, with 9 billion dollars worth of its products being exported.
The country plans to increase its petrochemical exports to 12 billion dollars this year.
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