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Chemical markets risk downturn

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By Paul Hodges on 16-Apr-2011

The blog was in Brussels this week, chairing the ICIS European Purchasing Conference.

It was a packed room. Buyers are clearly very concerned about the high level of current raw material prices, and their volatility.

I was also interviewed by ICIS’ Will Beacham. The discussion covered:

• The effect of high oil prices on demand
• The risk of a downturn and
• The likely impact of the ageing BabyBoomers (those born between 1946-70) on future demand patterns.

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