IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Business & Finance :: Europe/Mideast

Europe-Based Companies Report Lower Earnings

3:54 PM MDT | August 6, 2012 | CW Staff

Leading Europe-based chemical companies reported mainly lower net profits in the second quarter of 2012 compared with the corresponding period of 2011. Earnings were under pressure partly because of the economic slowdown, especially in Europe, and margins for companies producing basic petrochemicals and plastics were squeezed by higher feedstock costs and lower selling prices. Yara International was an exception, posting strong earnings growth based on robust fertilizer markets. Chemical firms’ sales increased as they managed to offset slow growth in mature...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week member yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine in print or digital format
  • Critical daily news and analysis on chemweek.com
  • Free mobile edition 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now

100% Satisfaction Guarantee
If at any time you are not completely satisfied with IHS Chemical Week, simply notify us and we'll refund the balance of your paid subscription - no problem.

Learn more about group subscriptions and site licenses.


contact us | about us | customer care | privacy policy | sitemap | advertise

ihsCopyright © 2015 IHS, Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa