21 March 2013 16:16 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US chemical production index (CPRI) rose by 0.6% in February, following a revised gain of 0.8% in January, the American Chemistry Council’s (ACC) said on Thursday.
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Measured on a three-month moving average (3MMA) scale, output in the manufacturing sector increased in several key chemistry end-use markets such as appliances, automobiles, aerospace, construction materials and plastic products.
But overall chemical production on the 3MMA scale was mixed, the ACC said.
Organic and inorganic chemicals
Consumer products Coatings, adhesives and
other specialty chemicals
Plastic resins Industrial gases
Synthetic rubber Pharmaceuticals
Manmade fibers Pesticides
Year on year, total chemical production in all regions was up by 1.2% in February.
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