Praxair has recently posted a November business trends report for 2006 versus 2005.

The report states that consolidated sales increased 4 percent year over year for the month of November and that underlying sales growth reflects higher volumes and higher pricing in all geographic regions.

Growth across Europe, South America and Asia reached an average increase of 13.3 percent.

North America sales decreased by 2 percent or increased 6 percent excluding natural gas pass through, hurricane effects and an equipment sale in the prior year.