November output takes seasonal dip

Kovac, Matt
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/8/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 48, p13
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the chemical output in Japan for November 2006. According to the country's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, their output declined a seasonally adjusted 0.9%. While ethylene production rose by 2.7% that month, propylene output was up 1.5% also. The ministry's index of chemical industry output was at 98.1.


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