DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - German industrial conglomerate Thyssenkrupp
"Output will be scaled back accordingly," it said in a statement, adding that consequences were being assessed.
Water levels on the Rhine River fell to a record low this week amid a severe drought and were forecast to fall even further, hampering oil product barge trading in northwest Europe.
Chemicals company BASF
A spokesman for the group said supply issues were affecting the manufacture of four softening agents and three acrylates but said it was too soon to assess the financial impact.
Shallow water on the Rhine in Germany means freight vessels cannot sail fully loaded.
(Reporting by Tom Kaeckenhoff and Matthias Inverardi; writing by Thomas Seythal and Maria Sheahan; editing by Louise Heavens)