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Solvay Group's fourth-quarter net sales fell 5% to €2.417 billion and full-year group net sales fell 5% to €9.938 billion from a year ago.
For the fourth quarter, advanced formulations (previously named consumer chemicals) had sales of €87 million, down 16% from a year earlier. Advanced materials were at €160 million, up 18%; performance chemicals were at €186 million in sales.
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