Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

US automakers increase incentives as sales fail to boom
7th March 2014 by

This month is likely to be a very good time to buy a new car in the US.  The reason is that auto ma...

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Brazil, Russia, India car sales fall for first time in 10 years
14th January 2014 by

Since 2009, the 4 BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China) have been the focus of every car ma...

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US auto buyers head for fuel efficiency
5th April 2012 by

Every now and then, genuinely good news comes along in terms of consumer demand. Today is one of tho...

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US auto sales continue to disappoint
7th September 2011 by

One characteristic of recessions is that recovery is always ‘just around the corner’. We...

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Chrysler warns of China threat
11th August 2011 by

Chrysler CEO, Sergio Marchionne, has issued a wake-up call to Western auto companies about the growt...

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US auto sales disappoint, again
6th July 2011 by

Time was when US auto sales only rarely dipped below 1.1 million/month. Since the Great Recession be...

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US auto buyers shift towards the New Normal
5th May 2011 by

US auto sales remained stable last month. As the chart shows (red line), they were just above the 1....

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US consumers shift to fuel-efficient autos
2nd April 2011 by

After 2.5 years of 0% interest rates, $5trn of government stimulus and a payroll tax cut, the US eco...

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US auto market enters the New Normal
7th December 2010 by

US auto sales have slowed again. We seem certain to end 2010 at the bottom end of last year’s ...

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US auto market remains “very fragile”
5th May 2010 by

US auto sales (black line) in April showed welcome improvement versus 2009, but were still a long wa...

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