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      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 18, 2021)

      he economic reports were positive this week. Housing activity improved and there was a strong gain in the industrial sector. The regional manufacturing surveys indicate that momentum continued into June. There was a setback in the labor market, but...

      The Biden Administration Pledge to ‘Lead with Science’ Can’t Stop at PFAS Chemistries

      The recent re-introduction of the PFAS Action Act in the U.S. House of Representatives has revived the conversation surrounding the regulation of per- and polyfluorinated substances known as PFAS.  During the 2020 presidential...


      U.S. Innovation and Competition Act Reflects Industry’s Calls for Tariff Relief Through MTB Reauthorization

      In May, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) ramped up our trade advocacy by highlighting the essentiality of imports to U.S. chemicals manufacturing and by calling on Ambassador Tai and...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 11, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports were few. Labor markets continue to repair at a slow pace. Wholesale trade continues to expand as are global semiconductor sales. The latter industry tends to lead the economic cycle. Inflation fears, however, have...

      Economic Trends

      Weekly Chemistry and Economic Trends (June 4, 2021)

      This week’s economic reports, the ISM surveys for manufacturing and services indicate an economy on the move during May. Factory orders were good as companies are gearing up for resilience in supply chains and new capacity. Although light vehicle...