IHS Chemical Week

Chemical Week Magazine :: Departments :: Vital Statistics

Growth Accelerates

12:11 PM MST | February 14, 2011 | —ARNOLD PEARLMAN

The U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 3.2% in the fourth quarter of 2010, following a 2.6% expansion in the third quarter. Consumer spending advanced 4.4%, the highest quarterly pace in more than four years. Purchases of durable and nondurable goods each grew at double-digit rates. The economy received an additional lift by a turnaround in spending on new homes: after falling at an annualized 28% in the third quarter, expenditures grew 3.4% in the fourth. A sharp decline in imports in the final three months of the year, following three consecutive...

This information is only available to Chemical Week subscribers.


Forgot your user ID or password?
Click here to have it sent to you.

Not an IHS Chemical Week subscriber yet?

Here's why you should be:

  • 31 issues of Chemical Week magazine a year in print or digital format
  • Real time news and analysis on chemweek.com 
  • 20+ years of online archives
  • Topical e-newsletters that capture the most impactful events
  • Special issues with a regional or company focus
  • Global Outlook issue

Subscribe now


contact us | about us | privacy policy | sitemap

ihsCopyright © IHS, Inc.All rights reserved.Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited.

North Asia Russia Southeast Asia China India/Pakistan Middle East Eastern Europe Western Europe Central America Canada USA Australia/New Zealand South America Africa