21 June 2012 10:50 [Source: ICIS news]
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Bernstein said chemicals production volumes in
It added that while the German, French, and Spanish chemical industries have all recovered to pre-crisis levels, the
“Nevertheless, all of these markets, with the exception of
Meanwhile, Bernstein said production volumes in the
“In May, US chemicals sector volumes were roughly stable (down 0.2% month on month and up 3% year on year),” it added.
Turning to some of the major chemical companies in Europe, Bernstein said Netherlands-based producer AkzoNobel’s paints and coatings production volumes continued to grow in the
“In contrast, [AkzoNobel's] European production volumes in April have nearly stabilised sequentially (-0.4% month on month) but have declined 7% year on year,” said the analyst.
Industrial gas companies Air Liquide and Linde’s European industrial gas production volumes were flat month on month in April, and up 2% year on year, while the
Crop protection chemicals production volume growth for Swiss agochemical firm Syngenta and Germany-based specialty chemicals maker Bayer CropScience was roughly stable in
“Plastics production volumes were flat sequentially in Europe in April (+0.2 % month on month, -3% year on year) and down in the
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