09 July 2010 09:40 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Finland’s chemicals output in May increased by 7.5% compared with the same month last year, Statistics Finland said on Friday.
Compared with April, the country’s chemical output increased by 16.1%, according to the latest figures released by ?xml:namespace>
Chemical capacity utilisation in May increased to 79.3%, up from 74.9% in the same month of 2009.
Production of wood and paper products, a key end-user market for the domestic chemicals industry, grew in May by 21.2% year on year.
However, month on month the wood and paper industry’s output growth slowed to 0.4% from 13.0% in April.
Capacity utilisation in the wood and paper industry in May rose to 85.0%, compared with 71.9% in the same period last year and 84.8% in April.
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