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Chemical Week Magazine :: Departments :: Vital Statistics
Vital Stats: The Sinking Economy
2:07 PM MST | November 7, 2008 | Arnold Pearlman
Export figures are based on fob values excluding re-export; import figures on cost, insurance, and freight. Sources: Haver Analytics (New York), based on data from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and The Federal Reserve Board. Shipments of industrial products fell 3.5% in August. The drop was spread throughout the durable and nondurable goods segments, with above-average declines in computers and electronic products, transportation equipment, and electrical equipment. Chemical shipments fell 0.8%. A combination of falling shipments and rising inventories resulted in...
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