Volume 86 Issue 28 | p. 27
Issue Date: July 14, 2008

German Chemicals Buck Downturn

First half of year went well, although growth slowed
Department: Business

ULRICH LEHNER, president of the German Chemical Industry Association, or VCI (its German acronym), had a satisfying report to give at the association's recent semiannual press conference in Frankfurt: From a particularly strong 2007, "the upward trend in the German chemical industry continued in the first half of 2008, irrespective of the difficult environment," he said.

However, growth was less dynamic than during the same period last year, he conceded. "The turbulences of . . .

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