The industry can remember April and smile as global outlook remains positive

Davis, Nigel
June 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;6/4/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 69, p17
Trade Publication
The article predicts the continuing growth of the European chemical industry. The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) global index of production for chemicals expanded by 4.7% in April 2007, with above-average growth from Africa and the Middle East, central and eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific. By contrast, North America continued to struggle, largely with the twin effects of the housing downturn and the difficulties being faced by domestic automotive giants, according to the author.


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