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China's chemical sector sees 12 pct growth in added value

China's chemical sector witnessed 12 percent year-on-year growth in added value in the first quarter of 2014, 0.2 percentage point lower than the same period of 2013, according to a recent release by the National Development and Reform Commission, the country's top economic planner.

The output of plastics in primary form, synthetic rubber, synthetic fibre and ethylene totaled 15.42 million tonnes, 1.15 million tonnes, 8.69 million tonnes and 4.3 million tonnes, growing 9.2 percent, 10.2 percent, 4.8 percent and 5.3 percent year on year, respectively.