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EU chemical output falls 2.3% in February; industry confidence declines in April for third consecutive month

5:51 AM MDT | May 16, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Chemical production shrank 2.3% in the European Union in February 2013 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest Chemicals Trends Report published by Cefic today. Output of specialty chemicals, which dropped 4.2% year-on-year during February, contributed to dragging down the European chemical production index during that month, Cefic says. Production of petrochemicals, basic inorganics, and consumer chemicals also dropped 1.5%, 1.2%, and 1.1%, respectively, during the month, lowering overall chemical production figures. There was no...

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