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In 2000 gross output by the Finnish chemical industry rose by 6% to EUR 11.7 bn.
The industry employed 39,191, 400 more than in 1999, and reported value added of EUR 3.1 bn.
Investment in plant and equipment totalled EUR 444 M, which was 23% down on 1999 in volume terms.
Exports rose by 35% to EUR 5.2 bn, with export prices growing by 28% and volume by around 7%.
The industry's overall profitability was down, mainly because of high oil prices and consequent high production costs.
In the final months of 2000 growth in output by the Finnish chemical industry stopped and production in Jan- May 2001 was just 2% higher than in Jan-May …