Washington, DC -- The American Chemistry Council's economics group says that "following a strong fourth quarter in 2011, the US economy started 2012 on firm ground with gains in consumer spending, manufacturing output and housing."
These positive gains now appear to be eroding, according to ACC's mid-year report, now available for $200.
ACC's says the report indicates what effects the financial crisis in Europe and the slowdown in China and other emerging economies have had on the demand for US exports, and gives an outlook on anticipated growth patterns for the remainder of the year.
The report provide a summary of economic, end-use market, chemical and investment trends and outlook. It presents an up-to-date assessment of current conditions in the business of chemistry in the US and globally, plus likely prospects for the upcoming year and beyond.
Forecasts of the key indicators (trade, volume, shipments, employment, R&D spending, capacity utilisation, capital spending) are based on preliminary responses to the annual ACC Economic Survey and economic models and reflect the consensus of forecasts made by economists, forecasters and other industry experts.
For non-members, there is a $15 per additional user fee in addition to the $200 flat fee.