Mitsui Chemicals provided consolidated earnings guidance for the first half and full year 2023. In the first half, the company forecasts JPY 870 billion in sales revenue, JPY 46.0 billion in operating income before special items and JPY 23.0 billion in net income attributable to owners of the parent. That means the company expects a decline in both sales and profit.

As for the full year outlook, sales revenue is to be JPY 1.85 trillion, down by JPY 29.5 billion year-on-year. Operating income before special items is forecasted to be JPY 125.0 billion, up by JPY 11.1 billion year-on-year, but this is a downward revision by JPY 25 billion from their previous forecast. Net income attributable to owners of the parent is to be JPY 84.0 billion, up by JPY 1.1 billion year-on-year.