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ACC: US basics production to snap back this year

3:12 PM MDT | July 7, 2014 | —Clay Boswell

After three years of flat to negative growth, US basic chemicals production, powered by rising domestic demand and increasing export opportunities, will ramp up this year and remain strong into the next decade, says Kevin Swift, chief economist at ACC. Specialty chemicals production, meanwhile, will continue growing at a healthy pace, he adds. Swift assessed the midyear situation and outlook for the US chemical industry during a conference call on 24 June. US basic chemicals production has been in the doldrums. In 2010, production rebounded from the lows of...

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