Robinson, Simon
August 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;8/14/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 31, p15
Trade Publication
The article provides information on the performance of the chemical industry in the U.S. According to an executive at the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association, U.S. petrochemicals production fell 5.5% in the second quarter of 2006 compared with the same period in 2005. The forecast is supported by data from the U.S. Institute of Supply Management showing that the chemicals industry is one of 12 manufacturing industries reporting growth.


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