30 July 2010 20:25 [Source: ICIS news]
SAO PAULO (ICIS)--Brazil's June industrial chemical output rose by 2.51% year over year, chemical trade group Abiquim said on Friday.
The year over year increase was due to June 2009 being such a weak month, Abiquim said.
When compared with May, June output fell 4.24%, Abiquim said.
June domestic sales dropped 2.07% year over year and 0.21% from May, Abiquim said.
In the first half of 2010, industrial chemical output increased by 12.01%, and domestic sales grew by 9.89%, Abiquim said.
Brazil's chemical industry ran at an average rate 79% of installed capacity in June, down 4 percentage points when compared with the same period of 2009.
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