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ACC's economic outlook for the week ended 13 Dec 2013

9:23 AM MST | December 16, 2013 | American Chemistry Council

MACROECONOMIC STATUS Our running tab of positive indicators remained steady at 17 out of 20 this week. Thus, we continue to post a green banner. Consumer Debt up 0.6%; up 6.3% Y/Y Retail Sales up 0.7%; up 4.7% Y/Y Business Inventories up 0.7%; up 3.6% Y/Y Import Prices down 0.6%; down 1.5% Y/Y Producer Prices down 0.1%; up 0.7% Y/Y Wholesale Trade up 1.0%; up 6.4% Y/Y Global Semiconductor Sales up 0.8%; up 7.2% Y/Y OECD CLI+6 up 0.1%; up 3.9% Y/Y BUSINESS OF CHEMISTRY STATUS For the business of chemistry, the indicators bring to mind a yellow banner for basic and...

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