Chemical costs push manufacturing out

Kamalick, Joe; Beacham, Will
May 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;5/21/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 67, p16
Trade Publication
The article reveals the results of a study by AMR Research on the impact of chemical costs on the U.S. manufacturing sector. AMR found that firms anticipate moving 25% of their production capacity abroad, chiefly because chemicals essential to their products or manufacturing processes are becoming increasingly expensive. Some 55% of manufacturers have significant, direct dependence on chemicals for production. Of the companies surveyed, 90% said they see chemical costs.


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