Issue Date: July 30, 2007
Chemical Prices Increase Again
U.S. chemical prices rose in June for the fifth straight month, according to data from the Labor Department. The government's producer price index for June for all chemicals increased 1.1% from May to 215.6 (1982 = 100). The June index was 3.7% ahead of the comparable month last year. Meanwhile, the index for industrial chemicals beat the overall index, rising 3.7% from May and 4.9% from June 2006 to 229.5.
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