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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 12 April 2013

12:01 PM MDT | April 15, 2013 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators was 15 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Retail trade down 0.4%; down 2.8% year-on-year (YOY) Consumer debt up 7.8% SAAR; up 5.4% YOY Wholesale trade up 1.7%; up 3.7% YOY Business inventories up 0.1%; up 4.9% YOY Import prices down 0.5%; down 2.7% YOY Producer prices down 0.6%; up 1.1% YOY Small business optimism down 1.3 points, to 89.5 OECD CLI+6 up 0.1%; up 3.4% YOY BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY STATUS For the business of chemistry, the indicators still bring to mind a green...

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