EU November industrial new orders fall 2.0%, chems up 4.2%

22 January 2010 11:06  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Industrial new orders in the EU fell by 2.0% year on year in November 2009, while orders for chemicals rose 4.2%, official statistics agency Eurostat said on Friday.

In the 16-member eurozone, industrial new orders in November declined by 1.5% year on year however chemicals orders increased by 2.7%.

Month on month, November chemicals orders were up by 3.9% in the 27-member EU and by 3.4% in the eurozone.

Compared with October, industrial new orders in November rose 1.8% in the EU and increased by 1.6% in the eurozone.

New orders

Nov 2009 vs Nov 2008 (%)

Nov 2009 vs Oct 2009 (%)

EU chemicals

4.2%

3.9%

Eurozone chemicals

2.7%

3.4%

EU industry

-2.0%

1.8%

Eurozone industry

-1.5%

1.6%

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By: Franco Capaldo
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