Chemical Output Dipped Slightly In May | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 26 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 25, 2007

Chemical Output Dipped Slightly In May

Department: Business

Total U.S. chemical production showed little movement in May, according to seasonally adjusted data from the Federal Reserve Board. The May production index for all chemicals was 110.3 (2002 = 100), down 0.2% from April and up just 0.3% from May of last year. The index for basic chemicals fell 1.0% from the previous month and 0.9% from the comparable month a year earlier to 115.9. The government's estimate of capacity utilization for all chemicals in May was 77.7%, down from 77.9% in April and from 78.3% in the year-earlier month.

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