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Abiquim: Brazil's chemical production up by 2.89% in 2012

4:37 AM MST | February 6, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Brazilian production of industrial chemicals was up by 2.89% in 2012 compared with the year before, according to preliminary figures released by Abiquim (São Paulo), the country's chemical industry association. Meanwhile, domestic sales of industrial chemicals increased by 7.43% over the same period. Chemical imports fell during 2012, but they still represented one-third of the domestic market, says Fátima Giovanna Coviello Ferreira, head of economics and statistics at Abiquim "Volumes grew punctually during 2012, taking advantage of import...

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