03 February 2012 07:30 [Source: ICIS news]
Operating profit in the nine months to 31 December 2011 increased 21.1% to Y26.6bn, while net sales were up 14.3% to Y242.5bn, the company said in a statement.
In the basic chemicals segment, operating profit for the nine-month period grew 22.7% year on year to Y12.0bn, while net sales were up 12.4% to Y103.8bn, partly on strong acrylic acid market, Nippon Shokubai said.
($1 = Y76.16)
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