UK chemicals makers thrive, Brexit looms

London – In the first few months of this year, the UK chemicals and pharmaceuticals manufacturing sector saw its fastest growth in sales volumes in three years, a near-record rise in export volumes and continuing increases in capital and R&D spending.

These are the findings of the Chemical Industries Association’s latest survey of the sector, in which nearly 90% of companies reported sales volumes higher or at least on a par with the end of 2017.

Helped by a weak sterling, over 80% of companies said employment…

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