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ACC's Economic Outlook for the Week Ended Oct. 21, 2011

10:37 AM MDT | October 24, 2011 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was stable at 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Prices up 0.3%; up 3.9% Y/Y Producer Prices up 0.8%; up 6.9% Y/Y Housing Starts up 15.0%; up 10.2% Y/Y Building Permits down 5.0%; up 5.7% Y/Y Existing Home Sales down 3.0%; up 11.3% Y/Y Industrial Production up 0.2%; up 3.2% Y/Y Capacity Utilization up 0.1 points to 77.4% LEI up 0.2%; up 5.9% Y/Y Empire State Survey up 0.3 points to ‐8.5 Philly Fed Survey up 26.2 points to 8.7 ENERGY For the business of chemistry...

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