26 September 2011 10:48 [Source: ICIS news]
Within the cluster, the country’s output from the specialties segment rose by 22.5% year on year in line with new production capacities that came on stream earlier this year, the EDB said in its monthly report.
Meanwhile, the other chemicals and petrochemicals segments fell by 8.7% and 26.1% respectively during the same period.
The petroleum segment grew by 8.9% in August compared with a year ago, when throughput was affected by maintenance shutdowns, the report said.
Overall, the output from the chemicals cluster grew by 7.3% year on year in the January-August period this year, the report added.
On a month-on-month basis,
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