Analyst: Chemical outlook for 2010 will vary by regions, end markets

01/3/2010 | ICIS Chemical Business (U.K.)

Weaknesses in the automotive and construction markets reduced chemical profits in 2009, and so chemical companies must consider geography and end markets in 2010, writes Andy Dvorocsik in this column. Restocking of retail inventories may also boost demand this year, but excess inventories in some chemical sectors, along with overcapacity from market growth in emerging regions, will continue to dampen that demand, he argues.

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