Czech chemical production rises 9.7% in January

13 March 2012 10:59  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Production of chemicals and chemical products in the Czech Republic rose 9.7% year on year in January, the Czech Statistical Office (CZSO) said on Tuesday.

Overall, industrial output in January increased 3.2% compared with the same month a year before, but declined by a seasonally adjusted 0.6% compared with December 2011, it added.

Other year-on-year increases in January included rubber and plastic products output at 1.0% and the manufacture of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers at 9.8%, the CZSO said.

Declines were seen in textiles (-0.9%) and construction output (-5.3%), it added.

Approximately one-third of Czech exports go to neighbouring Germany, government figures show.

By: Will Conroy
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