Source:China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation,www.sino-report.com
In the chemical industry, the specialty chemicals sector and the synthetic materials sector
represent increasing share in economic growth, whereas the sectors such as basic chemical
materials and fertilizers are slowly declining. In 2010, the output value of specialty chemicals
and synthetic materials accounted for 25.5% and 16% respectively in the chemical industry,
2.5 and 0.3 percentage points higher than in 2008 accordingly. But the shares of basic
chemicals and fertilizers decreased by 0.9 and 1.3 percentage points from 2008 respectively.