France November chemical production rises 1.9% from October

10 January 2014 17:30 Source:ICIS News

LONDON (ICIS)--France’s production of chemicals and chemical products rose 1.9% in November from October, the country’s statistics and economics institute said in a data release on Friday.

The increase followed a 0.2% rise in October from September, the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (Insee) added.

The production of rubber, plastics and other non-metal mineral products rose 1.2% in November from October, following a 1.2% decline in October from September.

Overall French industry output rose 1.3% in November from October, following a 0.5% decline in October from September.

Petroleum products production showed the sharpest increase - rising 22.2% in November from October - because of the restart of a refinery after maintenance work, the institute said.

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By Stefan Baumgarten