Global chemicals production rose 0.3% in April. This follows a 0.1% gain in March and a 0.2% gain in February. During April, chemical production increased in North America, Africa and Asia. Activity was flat in Europe and fell in Latin America. With softness earlier last year, global output was up 2.3% year-over-year on a three-month moving average basis and stood at 117.1% of its average 2012 levels.