Regions :: Western Europe :: Belgium
EU chemical output down 1.6% in January
2:51 PM MDT | April 8, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez
EU chemical output decreased by 1.6% during January compared with the same period in 2012, according to the latest Chemicals Trends Report published by Cefic today. Consumer chemical output rose by almost 1% during January, but the overall EU chemical production index was "dragged down by petrochemicals, which fell by 3.6% year-on-year," Cefic says. Polymer production and specialty chemical output were also down in January by 1.3% and 0.6%, respectively, compared with January last year. EU chemical prices nevertheless increased by 2.2% during January...
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