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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 15 November 2013

10:08 AM MST | November 18, 2013 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Trade Deficit up $3.1 billion to $41.8 billion Wholesale Trade up 0.6%; up 3.9% Y/Y Global Semiconductor Sales up 3.3%; up 8.7% Y/Y Industrial Production down 0.1%; up 3.2% Y/Y Capacity Utilization down 0.2% points to 78.1% rate Empire State Mfg. Survey down 3.7 points to -2.2 Small Business Optimism down 2.3 points to 91.6 OECD CLI+6 --flat--; up 3.3% Y/Y BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY STATUS For the business of chemistry, the indicators bring...

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