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Cefic cuts forecast for 2015 European chemical output to 1%

9:36 AM MST | December 10, 2014 | Michael Ravenscroft

Cefic says that it expects chemical output is to continue growing in 2015, but that expectations about the pace of European and global economic growth have weakened. Chemical production in the European Union is expected to grow by 1% in 2015, compared with an...


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