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Economics :: Prices

Disciplined Pricing on the Downslope

4:40 AM MST | November 29, 2011 | Alex Hoff

by Alex Hoff, Senior Pricing Consultant/Vendavo  Challenging Market Conditions For most of 2011, news of broad economic uncertainty and low consumer price inflation belied significant wholesale price inflation.  Polymers, primary metals and other globally traded intermediate products saw multiple price increases through the first half of this year.  But the chemicals sector has turned.  Inventories are up.  August saw the beginning of broad downward pricing pressure across the chemicals sector.   After an extended period of price...

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