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1:43 PM MDT | March 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Prices U.S.: 95 cts-98 cts/lb fob, exports EUROPE: €1,800-€2,000/m.t. del, contracts ASIA/PACIFIC: $2,300-$2,500/m.t.c&f, spot Outlook Worldwide caprolactam demand is expected to grow at 2.9%/year, to reach 4.5 million m.t. by 2010, says SRI Consulting (SRIC; Menlo Park, CA). Demand in Japan, Western Europe, and the U.S. is forecast to increase at less than 2%/year over the next five years, SRIC says. Demand in Asia, excluding Japan, is projected to grow at 3.5%-4%/year, and demand in Latin America at 6%-7%/year, it says. Almost all of caprolactam...

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