Chemical Prices Are Up Once More | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 85 Issue 35 | p. 23 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 27, 2007

Chemical Prices Are Up Once More

Department: Business | Collection: Green Chemistry, Economy

U.S. chemical prices rose in July for the sixth month in a row, according to data from the Labor Department. The producer price index for all chemicals increased 0.9% from the previous month and 4.5% from July 2006 to 217.6 (1982 = 100), the government reports. Prices for basic chemicals also improved with the price index reaching 233.3, a 1.7% jump from June and a 6.3% rise from the comparable month last year.

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