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December 14, 2007
Growth in the manufacturing sector slowed significantly in 2007, compared to “reasonably strong” growth over the last three years, analysts say. On a year-to-date basis...
November 20, 2007
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.9% in the third quarter, about the same as the 3.8% recorded in the previous three months. Third-quarter growth was propelled by a...
December 31, 1969
Output in the manufacturing sector fell 0.3% in August, due mostly to large declines in computers, apparel, and petroleum refining. Chemical output was up 0.4%, however, after rising...
December 31, 1969
Shipments of manufactured products rose 2.6% in July, rebounding from a 0.5% drop the previous month. Sales of durable goods were up 3.9%, while nondurables climbed 1.3%. Shipments of...
August 27, 2007
The U.S. economy expanded at an annualized rate of 3.4% in the second quarter, compared to a 0.6% advance in the first quarter. Analysts attribute the growth to a “sharp...
August 7, 2007
The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 0.7% during the first quarter, slightly more than analysts had estimated. That compares to 9% during 2006, and 3.2% in 2005. The...
July 30, 2007
The economy grew an annualized 0.6% in the first quarter, according to the most recent estimates, far below initial growth estimates, analysts say. The primary reason for the new...
August 6, 2007
Chemical tank storage providers continue to benefit from strong demand, especially amid increasing chemical production in China and the Mideast. Europe and North America are importing...
August 9, 2007
The economy expanded at an annualized rate of 1.3% in the first quarter of 2007, the slowest rate in four years. Over the past 12 months, GDP has grown at an annualized 2.1%, well...
July 26, 2007
Sales of manufactured products fell 1.2% in January, after a 1.3% gain in the previous month. Shipments of durables dropped 0.5%, while nondurables declined 2%. Chemical sales were off...
July 30, 2007
Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of...
July 25, 2007
The latest preliminary statistics for the manufacturing sector indicate that the fourth quarter of 2006 was a relatively stagnant period for the industrial economy. Shipments of...
July 23, 2007
Future trades for linear low density polyethylene (PE) more than doubled in 2006 from the previous year, to 16,700 lots, says the London Metal Exchange (LME). Polypropylene (PP) trade...
July 23, 2007
Ethylene production for the first nine months of 2006 in North and South America rose 9% from the year-ago period, to 3.2 million m.t., says the National Petrochemical & Refiners...
July 23, 2007
Researchers at Imperial College, part of the University of London, say they have identified a novel synthetic route to produce pegylated interferon, a drug currently produced by Roche...
July 23, 2007
Tosoh Finechem (Tokyo) says it plans to double capacity at it’s contract fine chemicals manufacturing plant at Nanyo, Japan with installation next April of a 4,000-liter, ultra...
July 18, 2007
Delta and Pine Land (D&PL; Scott, MS) reported a net loss of $9.3 million (26 cts/share) for its fiscal first quarter ended November 30, compared to a net loss of $9.4 million in...
July 18, 2007
Sullivan: International markets are strong. RPM International reported earnings for its fiscal second quarter ended November 30, 2006 up 185.5%, to $52.9 million, excluding...
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