Business of Chemistry: Situation and Outlook

Business of Chemistry: Situation and Outlook

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2019 Year-End Edition NOW AVAILABLE with 2020 Interim update.

Gain insight into the short-term industry outlook with this semi-annual report issued in June and December. The report provides a summary of the economic, end-use market, chemical and investment trends, and outlook. It presents an up-to-date assessment of current conditions in the business of chemistry in the United States and globally, plus likely prospects for the upcoming year and beyond.

“ACC typically updates our economic forecast twice a year, but we wanted to provide an interim update that would reflect some of the potential impacts of COVID-19,” said Kevin Swift, ACC chief economist. “While there is significant uncertainty in the projections, short-term risks are to the downside before a possible rebound in 2021.”

Forecasts of the key indicators (trade, volume, shipments, employment, R&D spending, capacity utilization, capital spending) are based on preliminary responses to the annual American Chemistry Council Economic Survey and economic models and reflect the consensus of forecasts made by economists, forecasters, and other industry experts.

Approximately 17 pages. PDF version.

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Price includes both the current release and the next (June or December) issues. Please note, for non-members, there is a $15 per additional user fee in addition to the annual $200 flat fee.

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