China's petrochemical industry posted gains last year in a campaign to meet rapidly growing demand. In the first month of 1992 China's petrochemical output increased 13% from the same time last year. In January China Petrochemical Corp. (Sinopec) increased ethylene production 11.9% from January 1991 to 151,000 metric tons and produced 157,000 tons of plastics, up 18.4%. Sinopec petrochemical plants produced 24,000 tons of synthetic rubber, 87,000 tons of synthetic fiber monomer, 40,000 tons of synthetic fiber, 281,000 tons of synthetic ammonia, and 430,000 tons of urea in January. Those volumes represented increases of 4.7-19.4%...

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