Chemical prices rise again | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 84 Issue 34 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 21, 2006

Chemical prices rise again

Department: Business
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Prices that chemical producers receive for their products continued to grow in July, according to data from the Labor Department. The government's producer price index for all chemicals rose 0.5% in July from June to 208.9 (1982 = 100). The index was up 10.4% from July last year. The increases in industrial chemical prices for July were twice those for all chemicals. The July index for industrial chemicals jumped 1.1% from the previous month and was up 20.8% from the comparable month in 2005 to 219.9.

 
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