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German Chemical Sales Rose 2% in First Half on Specialty Demand

German chemical sales rose 2 percent in the first half on higher demand for fine chemicals and specialty products, the VCI German chemical trade group said.

The industry’s revenue reached 98 billion euros ($133 billion), VCI said today at a press conference in Frankfurt, where the group is based. Chemical production including pharmaceuticals gained 3 percent while selling prices dropped 2 percent.