Metallurgy and chemicals
The construction site of a coal-to-ethylene glycol project in Hohhot [Photo/Inner Mongolia Daily]
Hohhot in North China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region has high-investment, high-output and high-benefit metallurgical and chemicals companies -- thanks to its power and mineral resources, according to local officials.
Its heavy chemicals industry focuses on polyvinyl chloride (PVC), caustic soda, methanol and petroleum and downstream products, as well as fine chemicals and engineering plastics.
Officials said Hohhot is committed to the transformation of its chemicals industry. Focusing on the construction of a new chemicals industry base in the Tuoqing Economic Development Zone, they said the city will accelerate the construction of Jiutai Energy’s coal-to-ethylene glycol project, actively bring in support industry supply chain projects, implement fine chemicals projects and develop chemicals industry clusters.
The petrochemicals industry posted output value of 26.55 billion yuan ($3.74 billion) in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 2.1 percent, accounting for 18.9 percent of the city's industry.
Meanwhile, Hohhot’s metallurgical building materials industry recorded output value of 7.44 billion yuan in 2018, a year-on-year decrease of 0.4 percent, accounting for 5.3 percent of the city's industry.