Clouds set to lift for French chemicals

Leblond, Doris
March 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;3/26/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 59, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the condition of the chemical industry in France in 2006. The industry lagged 2 percent behind its European counterparts in 2006, with stagnant volume growth. Low domestic manufacturing demand, especially from the slumping automobile industry, and high energy and raw material costs were the main causes of the stagnation.


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