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29.11.2019

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Chemical Activity Barometer Stable in November: ACC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has stated that the Chemical Activity Barometer was stable in November (3MMA) post a 0.3 per cent decline in October. Also, the barometer on a year-over-year basis was 0.2 per cent (3MMA).

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22.11.2019

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U.S. Chemical Production Increases in October but Growth Slows Down: ACC

The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index increased by 0.2 per cent in October however chemical output increased at a slower pace throughout the country. On a production 3MMA basis, there were gains in the output trend in plastic resins, chlor-alkali, pesticides, organic chemic...

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01.11.2019

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Chemical Activity Barometer Falls in October: ACC

The American Chemistry Council has stated in a report that the Chemical Activity Barometer fell 0.4 % in October on a three-month moving average basis following stable activity during the third quarter.

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09.09.2019

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U.S. Chemical Production Plunges in July: ACC

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has stated that the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) fell by 0.9 per cent in July. In addition to this, the Mid-Atlantic, Northeast and West Coast regions witnessed the largest declines in terms of chemical output.

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07.05.2019

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Chemical Activity Barometer Tracks Second Monthly Gain in April

The Cab is a leading economic indicator derived from a composite index of chemical industry activity. The chemical industry has been found to consistently lead the U.S. economy’s business cycle, given its early position in the supply chain, and this barometer can be used to deter...

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19.03.2019

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Global Chemical Production Continues to Grow at Low Levels

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that global chemicals production rose 0.1 % in January. This follows a 0.3 % gain in December, stable activity in November and a 0.1 % gain in October.

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11.09.2018

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Report Projects Potential Job and Economic Losses Caused by US-China Trade War

Retaliatory Tariffs on $ 11 billion in US chemicals and plastics exports could put 55,000 US jobs and $ 18 billion in US economic activity at risk, the American Chemistry Council says.

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01.08.2018

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Global Chemical Production Expands During Q2 2018

According to data published by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), the global chemical industry closed the second quarter of 2018 on a good note.

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02.07.2018

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Global Chemical Industry Grows During Second Quarter 2018

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that the global chemical industry continued on a good note as the second quarter progressed.

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04.05.2018

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Global Chemicals Production Registers Decline in the First Quarter

The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that global chemicals production fell 0.3 % in March, following a 1.0 % drop in February, and a 0.6 % decline in January.

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07.01.2018

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Global Chemistry Registers Continued Gains in Production

Data collected by the American Chemistry Council shows that growth in global chemistry during November was buoyed by a synchronized up-swing in the global economy.

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08.10.2017

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Growth in Global Chemistry Continues Despite Hurricane Harvey

The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that growth in global chemistry during August continued on a solid pace but was weighed down by effects of Hurricane Harvey.

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05.05.2017

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Global Chemicals Production Ends First Quarter with Mixed Results

The American Chemistry Council’s Global Chemical Production Regional Index (Global CPRI) shows that the first quarter ended on a soft note.

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28.02.2017

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US Chemical Activity Barometer Records Steady Gains

The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), an economic indicator created by the American Chemistry Council (ACC), posted a gain in February of 0.4 %, following a similar 0.4 % gain in January.

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12.12.2016

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The Hidden Champion of US Re-Industrialisation: Chemicals Outperform Industrial Output

One industry sector is responsible for more than one half of construction spending by manufacturing in the United States: American chemistry is going strong and stronger. Despite uncertainties and contractions, the sector grows steadily. And the best might be yet to come…

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05.12.2016

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Morning Mood due to Shale Gas Boom: U.S. Chemical Industry Investment Tops $164 Billion

According to a recent American Chemistry Council (ACC) report U.S. chemical industry investment linked to shale gas has reached $164 billion.

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01.08.2016

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Chemical Production Decline in the Americas Clouds Global Perspective

Only 0.1 percent rise in global chemical production – The figures for the second quarter of 2016 show little reasons for optimism. Yet not all markets are the same: While production declined in the Americas, Europe and Asia saw timid signs of recovery and growth…

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21.07.2016

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Low Demand and Strong Dollar Take Their Toll on Chemicals: The Downward Trend Continues for US Specialties

With a low demand from customer branches such as oil and gas and a strong dollar affected product exports, US specialty chemicals sales continue their downward trend: The market declined for the third time in a row, ACC figures show.

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21.06.2016

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Weak Demand from Oil and Mining Industry Weakens US Specialty Chemicals Market

Specialty chemicals fallen on hard times: With a significant lower year-on-year production volume, US specialty chemicals figures continue their descent. Especially the dwindling demand for oilfield and mining chemicals impacts the industry…

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