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July 6, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Fed-On-Course_44684.html
June 1, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Flat_43798.html
April 27, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Positive-Signs_42996.html
April 6, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Still-Rising_42466.html
March 2, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Maintaining-Momentum_41689.html
January 27, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Steady-Going_40821.html
January 6, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Moves-Higher_40176.html
November 26, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Economy-Rebounds_39272.html
November 18, 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%...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Growth-Accelerates_39089.html
November 4, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Drops-Again_38828.html
August 26, 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...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Slight-Decline_37119.html
August 8, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 0.3% in July, following a 0.5% drop in June. Over the past year, chemical industry output has advanced 3%, although there have been...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Advance-Resumes_36644.html
June 24, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry fell 0.4% in June, following ten consecutive months of advances. All indicator components weakened in the most recent calculation. The...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Reversing-Course_35701.html
May 31, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose in May, the tenth consecutive month. The indicator is 6.3% below the previous peak reached in August 2008, but 19.6% above the low...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Output-Grows_35075.html
May 6, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose for the ninth consecutive month in April and was about 17% above the recent low of July 2010. Chemical production has also been on...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Pace-Increasing_34597.html
March 25, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry advanced in March, the seventh consecutive monthly gain. The extended positive movement would usually signal that chemical industry...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Up-Again_33666.html
February 25, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 1.2% in February, the seventh consecutive monthly advance. Output in the chemical industry has also been growing for all but one of...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Up-Again_33007.html
January 28, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 1.9% in January, its sixth consecutive monthly advance. The indicator is now 15% above its summer 2009 low. Output in the chemical...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Upward-Trend-Continues_32403.html
January 7, 2011
The leading indicator for the chemical industry rose 0.8% in December, its fifth consecutive monthly gain. There was a 0.9% drop in new orders for manufactured products in November...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Heading-Up_31925.html
November 30, 2010
The leading indicator gained 0.9% in November, its third consecutive monthly increase. The most consistently strong component of the indicator in the past few months has been the...
http://www.chemweek.com/sections/departments/leading_indicators/Indicator-Gains-Again_31283.html
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