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Flat in North America
Lower in all other regions

Up by 6% in North America
Down in Latin America by about 2%
Lower fractionally in Europe on weak demand and lower energy inputs
Up by 7% in China but down by 4% in Southeast Asia

Unchanged in North America on relatively benign input costs
Up by more than 2% in Europe but down by 1% to 4% in Asia and Southeast Asia

Unchanged in North America but down in Europe.
Higher by 3% in China.

Flat in North America but higher by more than 5% in Europe on energy inputs in late October
Higher by close to 2% in China.

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