US chemical production remains flat in June

30 July 2013 19:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US chemical production was flat in June, as declines in the Gulf coast and the Ohio Valley regions were offset by increases in other parts of the country, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) said on Tuesday.

The council's chemical production regional index (CPRI) had risen by 0.1% in May, the ACC said.

On a three-month moving average, the CPRI was also mixed. Output rose for pharmaceuticals, consumer products, synthetic dyes and pigments, industrial gases, plastic resins, synthetic rubber and pesticides.

However, production fell for organic chemicals, chlor-alkalis, adhesives, coatings, fertilizers, other specialties and manmade fibres.

Year on year, June chemical production rose 1.1% following an upwardly revised 0.9% increase in May.

For the first six months of the year, chemical production rose 0.8%.

By: Al Greenwood
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