In the Industrial Chemicals category, sales decreased
from the previous year, due mainly to a decline in sales volume of potassium carbonate,
despite an increase in sales of caustic soda, hydrochloric acid and caustic potash.
As for the Dye Stuff Chemicals category, sales dropped because of intensified
competition in the domestic market year-on-year.
Sales of the feed additive Methionine fell, affected by tough competition from
both domestic and overseas markets, and by the effects of the avian flu outbreak.
Sales in the Specialty Chemicals Products category, sales for special ISOCYANATE
and the semiconductor photo-resist material VP-POLYMER increased, but sales
for the photocatalyst BISTRATOR decreased. As a result, sales were the same
as previous year.
As for Eco-business category, exports of water treatment agents NISSO HI-CHLON
increased, while sales of the slime remover, water treatment agents NISSO TCCA-90
decreased. As a result, sales in this category decreased from the previous year.
As for the Pharmaceuticals and Pharmaceutical Intermediates category, sales increased
from the previous year thanks primarily to a rise in sales of base antibiotics
FAROPENEM-Sodium, pharmaceutical intermediates AOSA and pharmaceutical additives
Transportation, Warehousing, Construction, Non-Ferrous
Metals and others
Sales for the Transportation and Warehousing category
were the same as the previous year. The Construction category declined from the
previous year. Moreover in the Non-ferrous Metals and Others category, both sales
in the environmental development and non-ferrous metals grew from the previous