News ID: 208149
Published: 0347 GMT January 15, 2018

Close to 40m tons of petrochemicals produced in nine months

Close to 40m tons of petrochemicals produced in nine months

Totally 39.9 million tons of petrochemicals were produced by 57 Iranian companies during March 21-December 21, 2017.

Of this figure, 14.76 million tons were produced by petrochemical companies located in Mahshahr port in the southwestern Iranian province of Khuzestan, according to a report by National Petrochemical Company.

The annual nominal production capacity of the petchem complexes located in this zone stands at 25.6 million tons. They are expected to produce 21 million tons of petrochemicals by March 21, 2018.

Close to 16.85 million tons of the total output by Iranian petchem companies in this period were produced by 16 complexes located in Assalouyeh in the southern Iranian province of Bushehr. These complexes' nominal output capacity amounts to 32.7 million tons per annum.

They plan to produce 26.5 million tons of petrochemicals by mid-March 2018.

Production by 21 petchem complexes located in the central regions reached 8.29 million tons in the nine-month period to mid-December, 2017. The annual nominal capacity of these complexes is 13.7 million tons, a target of which 11.4 million tons are estimated to be achieved by March 2018.

Iran's total petrochemical output during November 22-December 21, 2017, stood at 4.3 million tons.

In this period, Iran's largest producers were Bisotoon Petrochemical Plant, Ghaed Bassir Petrochemical Products Company, Shimibaft Petrochemical Company, Lorestan Petrochemical Company, Orumieh petrochemical company, Iran Carbon, Mehr Petrochemical Company, Laleh petrochemical company, Mahabad petrochemical company, Nouri Petrochemical Company, Khorasan Petrochemical Company, Shazand Petrochemical Company and Kermanshah polymer Company, respectively.

The annual nominal output capacity of these 57 petrochemical complexes is about 62 million tons. They plan to reach a production of 60 million tons by March 21, 2018.

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