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Specialty Chemicals – Overview


  • Revenue down 10 percent, due to Chemicals Pakistan divestment (6 percent) and adverse currency effects (4 percent)
  • Total volumes during the quarter were flat with the previous year
  • Operating income down 20 percent to €107 million, mainly due to restructuring costs
  • Performance improvement measures continue to be carried out in all businesses

Revenue declined compared with the previous year due to divestments and adverse currency developments. Volumes were stable overall but lower in the construction and agriculture segments. Operating income was lower than in 2012, mainly due to restructuring costs in Functional Chemicals.

Revenue development Q3 2013

Specialty Chemicals – Revenue development Q3 2013 (bar chart)
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