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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 1 November 2013

9:27 AM MST | November 4, 2013 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators rose to 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Confidence down 9.0 points to 71.2 Consumer Prices up 0.2%; up 1.2% Y/Y Retail Sales down 0.1%; up 3.2% Y/Y Business Inventories up 0.3%; up 3.1% Y/Y Producer Prices down 0.1%; up 1.2% Y/Y Industrial Production up 0.6%; up 3.2% Y/Y Capacity Utilization up 0.4 points to 78.3% ISM Mfg. PMI up 0.2 points to 56.4 (expansion) Texas Manufacturing Survey down 9.2 points to +3.6 BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY STATUS For the business of...

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