EU chemicals production rises 15% in February - Eurostat

14 April 2010 11:15  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS news)--Production of chemicals and man-made fibres in the EU increased by 15.0% year on year in February, while total industrial output rose by 3.5%, official statistics agency Eurostat said on Thursday.

In the 16-member eurozone, chemicals production rose by 19.2% in February compared to the same month in 2009, while total industrial production increased 4.1%.

Month on month, the production of chemicals was up 3.2% in the 27-member EU in February, while production in the eurozone showed a rise of 4.8% compared with January 2010.

Total industrial production has shown signs of improvement with an increase of 0.7% in the EU for February compared with January 2010, while the eurozone recorded a rise of 0.9% compared to the month before.

Output

February 2010 vs February 2009 (%)

February 2010 vs January 2010 (%)

EU chemicals and man-made fibres

15.0%

3.2%

Eurozone chemicals and man-made fibres

19.2%

4.8%

EU total industry

3.5%

0.7%

Eurozone total industry

4.1%

0.9%

Source: Eurostat

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