French chemical production down by 0.8% month on month in November

10 January 2013 15:28  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Chemical production in France fell by 0.8% month on month in November 2012, the country’s national statistics agency said on Thursday.

The decline came after a 0.7% increase in October from September, Insee said.

On a sequential three-month comparison – September to November versus June to August – chemical production was flat, the agency said in a data release.

France’s overall manufacturing output increased slightly month on month in November, rising by 0.2%.

However manufacturing output in November 2012 fell by 3.6% year on year – led by a 15.7% decline in the production of petroleum coke and refined oil products, the agency said.

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