THE CHEMICAL industry enjoyed another great year in 2006

Davis, Nigel
September 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;9/17/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 10, p27
Trade Publication
The article presents information on the financial performance of several companies in the chemical industry during 2006. It is stated that among the Top 100 companies, sales for the leading 20 chemical firms were 14% higher, and operating profits were up by 6%. Net profits for the top 20 firms were 8% higher than that in 2005. There was also an increase in merger and acquisition activity during 2006. It is mentioned that the industry was dominated by BASF AG and Dow Chemical Co.


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