US Chemical Production Increased in February

  • Author: ChemistryViews
  • Published: 26 March 2012
  • Copyright: WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
  • Source / Publisher: American Chemistry Council (ACC)
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The U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index (U.S. CPRI) rose by 0.5 % in February, following a revised 0.5 % gain in January, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC). Compared to February 2011, total chemical production in all regions was up 1.5 %.



The chemistry industry is one of the largest industries in the United States, a $720 billion enterprise. The manufacturing sector is the largest consumer of chemical products, and 96 % of manufactured goods are touched by chemistry.


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