Volume 92 Issue 30 | p. 7 | News of The Week
Issue Date: July 28, 2014

Sales Growth Buoys Earnings

Second Quarter: Chemical companies report growing demand in most segments
Department: Business
Keywords: second quarter, chemical earnings, 2014

Of seven major U.S. chemical firms that have reported second-quarter earnings so far, six have seen healthy sales increases compared with last year’s quarter, a sign that the industry is topping the slow growth rate of the global economy.

At Dow Chemical, sales were up 2.9%. The increase in demand was seen across all business units, though it was particularly strong in performance plastics, electronic chemicals, functional materials, and agriculture.

The firm’s . . .

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