Number of newbuilds plummets

Kamalick, Joe
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/29/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 21, p18
Trade Publication
The article analyzes the implications of the declining housing market in the U.S. for the chemical industry. Housing construction has seen a sharp downturn, with newbuilds falling for the third month in a row in April. This decline certainly could be cause for worry among chemical producers, since the housing market is a major consumer of a wide variety of chemicals, plastics and derivative products such as paints, wire insulation, house-wrap and sealants.


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