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Below is a list of the latest news published this year. The latest three stories appear in the Cefic newsroom page.

  1. Petrochemicals’ production to be most important growth driver for global oil demand up to 2030, says McKinsey expert

    20 April 2018

    Brussels, 20th April 2018 - Interviewed by Petrochemicals Europe, Jasper van de Staaij, Manager, McKinsey Energy Insights and leader of the Global Energy Perspective team, points out that the petrochemicals sector will be the most important growth driver for global oil demand, adding four million of the predicted seven million barrels  MMb/d (million barrels per day) oil demand growth between 2020 and 2030.

  2. Positive growth continues in 2018 for EU chemicals sector

    20 April 2018

    Brussels, 20th April 2018 - The EU chemicals sector is continuing to post positive growth in 2018, with chemicals output up 2.6% in the first two months of the year. Chemicals prices surged 3.0% during the same period. Chemicals consumption went up significantly in 2017, as did chemicals imports and exports.

  3. Cefic’s Landscape of the European chemical industry website updated

    11 April 2018

    Brussels, 11 April 2018 - Cefic has updated its Landscape of the European chemical industry website. ‘ The landscape’ gives an overview of the status of the full chemical industry in Europe, and in Member States separately with the most recent data and information.

    The Cefic’s Landscape shows the chemical industry is one of the largest EU industrial sectors and a leading source of direct and indirect employment in many regions. The landscape serves as a rich source of information on the diversity and strength of the chemical industry as well as a first point of contact for national associations.

  4. Cefic presents energy award to young MEP

    22 March 2018

    Brussels, 22 March 2018 - Attending the 2018 MEP Awards, organised by the Parliament Magazine on March 21, Cefic Director General Marco Mensink presented the Energy Award to Danish MEP Morten Helveg Petersen.

    A 52-year-old Danish national, Morten Helveg Petersen is the ALDE Vice Chair of the Committee for Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), and an active member of the Committee, having acted as rapporteur and shadow rapporteur on numerous reports.

  5. Cefic, ECEG and industriAll European Trade Union call for a smooth trade continuation after Brexit

    19 March 2018

    Brussels, 19 March 2018 - Cefic and the Social Partners of the European chemical industry have signed a joint statement to stress the importance of a future post-Brexit relationship that would avoid adverse effects on the viability, the international competitiveness and employment within the chemical industry on both sides of the Channel.

  6. European chemical industry calls for continued UK engagement in ECHA after Brexit

    16 March 2018

    Brussels, 16 March 2018 - The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) and the UK Chemical Industries Association (CIA) have taken note of the idea advanced in Theresa May’s Mansion House speech of 2 March for the UK to remain part of EU agencies, including ECHA, possibly in the form of associate membership. 

  7. Cefic's statement on ECHA consumer website

    15 March 2018

    Brussels, 15 March 2018 - We are pleased to see ECHA launch a dedicated website to inform consumers about chemicals in our daily lives.

  8. Re-finding industry’s role in FP9, Key Enabling Technologies and PPPs

    08 March 2018

    Brussels, 8 March 2018 - Launching the “Re-Finding Industry” report of the High Level Strategy Group on Industrial Technologies, at the EU Industry Days events on February 23, 2018, European Commissioner for Research, Innovation & Science Carlos Moedas outlined the Group’s preliminary findings on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) strategy and their role in a future emboldened European innovation landscape.  


  9. New business opportunities in recycling, says Cefic’s DG

    08 March 2018

    Brussels, 07 March 2018 - Interviewed this week by UK trade magazine ICIS, Cefic DG Marco Mensink said industry welcomes the European Commission’s recycling targets published in January, but the EU28 will need to improve their recycling systems to achieve a more unified approach.

  10. Cefic recognised at European Association Awards 2018

    08 March 2018

    Brussels, 23 February 2018 - Cefic’s advocacy work was recognised at the European Association Awards 2018. Cefic was awarded the Gold Award – Winner of the Best Association Lobbying or Advocacy Campaign for its longstanding work to Safeguard the Competitiveness of European Manufacturing Industries and pushing for a new EU industrial policy.

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