Specialty Chemicals – Overview

  • In Q2, volumes were up 4 percent compared with the previous year
  • Revenue down 2 percent, mainly due to adverse currency effects
  • Operating income up 2 percent at €124 million, due to cost control and operational efficiencies
  • Continuous improvement measures ongoing in all businesses

Volume in Specialty Chemicals for the quarter was higher compared with 2013 as a result of better market conditions in most businesses. Revenue declined, mainly due to adverse currency developments. Profitability increased due to benefits from restructuring activities and cost savings, supported by volume growth.

Revenue development Q2 2014

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