Volume 93 Issue 32 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 17, 2015 | Web Date: August 14, 2015

European Chemical Sales Rise In Second Quarter

Finance: Market picks up, but chemical industry leaders remain cautious
Department: Business | Collection: Economy
Keywords: earnings, sales, income, Europe

Leading European chemical firms are reporting an uptick in sales and profits for the second quarter of 2015 compared with the same period a year ago. Although sales are accelerating, companies say some markets are spotty, and they remain cautious about prospects for sustained growth in 2015. Most firms cite recent restructuring measures or growth in markets outside Europe as key reasons for improvements.

CEFIC, Europe’s largest chemical industry association, states that European chemical production . . .

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