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ACC's Economic Outlook for the Week Ended March 18, 2011

9:42 AM MDT | March 21, 2011 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators fell by one to 14 out of 20 this week. However, we continue to post a green banner. Import Prices ↑ 1.4%; ↑ 6.9% Y/Y Consumer Prices ↑ 0.5%; ↑ 2.2% Y/Y Producer Prices ↑ 1.6%; ↑ 5.6% Y/Y Housing Starts ↓ 22.5%; ↓ 20.8% Y/Y Building Permits ↓ 8.2%; ↓ 20.5% Y/Y Industrial Production ↓ 0.1%; ↑ 5.6% Y/Y Capacity Utilization ↓ 0.1 points to 76.3% LEI ↑ 0.8%; ↑ 5.8% Y/Y Philadelphia Fed Survey ↑ 7.5 points to 43.4 (expanding)...

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