International Markets, Higher Prices Drive Earnings Growth

Walsh, Kerri
January 2008
Chemical Week;1/28/2008, Vol. 170 Issue 3, p9
Trade Publication
The article reveals the profits posted by North American chemical companies for the fourth quarter of 2007. DuPont reported earnings up 19%, to $522 million, excluding benefits, on sales up 11%, to $7 billion. DuPont's operating income rose in all business segments, helped by higher sales and improved selling prices. Potash Corp.'s net income more than doubled, to $376.8 million, on sales up 40%, to $1.4 billion. Methanex reported that its net income rose by less than 1%, to $171.7 million.


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