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Global Chemicals Output Ends Quarter on Strong Note

Data collected and tabulated by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) show that global chemicals production ended second quarter of 2019 on a solid note, increasing by 0.8% in June following a 0.7% gain in May. Headline global production was up an improved 2.5% year-over-year on a three-month moving average basis and stood at 118.9% of its average 2012 levels.

Among chemical industry segments, June results were positive across the board. Considering year-earlier comparisons, growth was strongest in manufactured fibers followed by bulk petrochemicals and organics, synthetic rubber, coatings, and other specialties.

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