Report: Forecast for chemical output in 2009 worsens

03/9/2009 | Chemical & Engineering News

Chemical output in the U.S. is expected to decline this year even more than expected, with an 8.7% decline now forecast for the year, excluding pharmaceuticals, up from a 3.1% decline previously predicted, according to the American Chemistry Council. The report follows news of a revised figure for output in 2008, showing a reduction of 6.3%, about twice the group's December estimate.

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