Canada chemical prices remain flat in May from April - agency

29 June 2012 16:26  [Source: ICIS news]

TORONTO (ICIS)--Canadian chemical prices remained unchanged in May, compared with April, a statistics agency said on Friday.

Canadian chemical prices were up by 0.8% year on year in May, Statistics Canada said in a data release.

Prices for Canadian rubber, leather and plastic fabricated products were unchanged in May, from April, but were up by 2.3% year on year from May 2011.

Likewise, Canada’s overall industrial products price index was unchanged in May from April as price increases for motor vehicles, transportation equipment, and lumber and wood products were offset mainly by a 2.1% decline in prices for petroleum and coal products, Statistics Canada said.

Compared with May 2011, the index was up by 0.7%.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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