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EU chemical output falls by 1.4% in first half compared with year-ago
3:17 AM MDT | October 16, 2013 | Michael Ravenscroft
EU chemical production decreased by 1.4% in January–July 2013, Cefic says. Production of chemicals fell by 0.4% in July compared with the year-ago period. Outputs of polymers and consumer chemicals rose by 1.4% and 1.1%, respectively, in July 2013 versus July 2012. The productions of basic inorganic chemicals and specialty chemicals dropped by 1.3% and 1.5%, respectively, in July 2013 compared with a year ago. Petrochemical output rose for the third consecutive month, increasing by 0.6% in July 2013 compared with the year-ago period. EU chemical prices were...
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