Chemical Prices Rise In April | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 21 | p. 16 | Concentrates
Issue Date: May 21, 2007

Chemical Prices Rise In April

Department: Business

Prices for U.S. chemicals increased in April, according to data from the Labor Department. The producer price index for all chemicals in April was 210.5 (1982 = 100), up 0.2% from March and 3.6% from April a year earlier. Meanwhile, the index for basic industrial chemicals has been growing after some fairly flat months in late 2006. The April index for this sector was 216.9, up 0.4% from March and 4.6% from the comparable month last year.

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