11202019Wed
Last updateWed, 20 Nov 2019 11pm

End-User News

Chemical Activity Barometer Down in August

The Chemical Activity Barometer from the American Chemistry Council fell 0.1% in August on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis following a similar drop in July and four months of gains. On a year-over-year basis, the barometer was flat at 0.0% (3MMA).

Production-related indicators in August were slightly positive. Trends in construction-related resins, pigments and related performance chemistry were slightly positive and suggest slow gains in housing activity. Plastic resins used in packaging and for consumer and institutional applications were also slightly positive. Performance chemistry was soft and U.S. exports were mixed. Equity prices dropped this month, as did product and input prices. Inventory and other indicators were positive.

Subscribe FALL19FREE SUBSCRIPTION*

• Print magazine
Digital magazine
• VALVE eNews
Read the latest issue

*to qualified valve professionals in the U.S./Canada

NEW BASICS 2019 300x250

Looking for a career in the Valve Industry?

ValveCareers Horiz

To learn more, visit the Valve Careers YouTube channel to watch the videos below or visit ValveCareers.com a special initiative of the Valve Manufacturers Association

  • Latest Post

  • Popular

  • Links

  • Events

New Products