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September 24, 2015
ACC’s US chemical production regional index (CPRI) rose by 0.4% in August, following a 0.3% gain in July, a 0.2% gain in June, and a 0.3% decline in May. The outputs of organic...
July 5, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry has declined for two consecutive months, another sign that the economy may be heading for slower growth. However, there caution should...
May 29, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry was unchanged in May after six consecutive monthly increases. In the last two months, production in several chemical segments has...
April 25, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry has risen for the sixth consecutive month. The index is now at its highest level since early 2008. Production of chemicals and allied...
April 3, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry gained 1% in March, the fifth consecutive advance. All of the indicator’s components contributed to the rise. Chemical stock...
February 29, 2012
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose a strong 1.2% in February, the fourth consecutive gain. The indicator is at its highest level in nearly four years, although it...
January 26, 2012
The leading indicator was flat for January, after two months of strong expansion. Output in the chemical process industries rose 0.4% in the latest month after falling slightly in the...
January 4, 2012
The leading indicator rose a healthy 0.4% in December, following a 2.3% surge in the previous month. The leading indicator had declined for three months in a row prior to this latest...
November 23, 2011
Surging equity prices in October pushed the leading indicator higher in November. The indicator remains 0.8% below the most recent peak attained in May 2011. The sharp swings in the...
November 16, 2011
The U.S. economy grew 2.5% in the third quarter, up from 1.3% in the second quarter and 0.4% in the first. Consumer spending, which had slowed to 0.7% in the second quarter, grew 2.4%...
November 3, 2011
The October indicator dropped for a third consecutive month, primarily the result of last month’s 23% drop in share prices for chemicals. Looking at other components of the...
August 24, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.1% in August. There has been minimal movement in the indicator over the past three months and output in the chemical industry has...
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