Is it too soon to worry?

Baker, John; Gibson, Jane
November 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;11/27/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 45, p5
Trade Publication
This article examines the long-term growth prospects in the chemical industry. A variety of factors have contributed to the industry's good performance in 2006: strong global economies, high oil and energy prices and tight supply. In its outlook, European Chemical Industry Council sees European Union chemicals growth moderating next year, from a predicted 2.5% this year to 2.2% in 2007. Dresdner Kleinwort expects the slowdown to persist into 2007, with the U.S. economy continuing to lead the way.


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