EU chemicals industry registers growth in H1 2017

Brussels –EU chemicals production has grown significantly this year, while still remaining below pre-crisis level, according to the latest figures released by industry body Cefic.

In a 24 Aug report, Cefic said chemicals output within the EU was up by 3.1% during first half of 2017, compared to the same period last year.

Production rose in most chemicals sub-sectors, with significant rises in crop protection, basic inorganics, polymers and consumer chemicals. Speciality chemicals registered “modest” growth.

Prices for chemicals were up 5.7% during the first half as well,…

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