26 July 2011 09:36 [Source: ICIS news]
Output from the petroleum segment grew by 24.6% year on year in June on the back of improved refining margins and a low base in 2010 due to maintenance shutdowns, EDB said in its monthly manufacturing report.
Meanwhile, output from the specialties and petrochemicals segments rose by 12.8% and 2.8% year on year respectively in June, according to the EDB.
On the other hand, the other chemicals segment declined by 10.6% year on year, it said.
Cumulatively, output of the chemicals cluster grew by 9% from January to June this year, as compared to the same period in 2010, the EDB said..
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