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Fine Chemicals On a Growth Path

9:23 AM MST | January 31, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

The long-term prospects for the global pharmaceutical fine chemicals industry look promising despite current volatility in the market. Contract manufacturing continues to grow as more pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies recognize the benefits of outsourcing. Pharmaceutical fine chemical producers and contract manufacturers say the industry is recovering from the economic downturn of the past two years and that the long-term future of the industry appears largely positive. They nevertheless remain cautious on the immediate outlook. “The outsourcing...

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Comments (1) for Fine Chemicals On a Growth Path
Interesting. If the Fine Chemical are going to grow 12% per year for the next two years from $78 to 98 billion in the next two years then there should not be any problem for anyone. Everyone should be highly profitable.

If this is true then why are the companies trying to fill idle capacity at any price. Can someone explain to me how (+2) +(-3) are making +5 unless my math is incorrect.

Posted by Girish Malhotra on Monday, January 31, 2011 @ 11:22 AM

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