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July 5, 2010 Cover, Vol. 88, Issue 27

July 5, 2010 Cover, Vol. 88, Issue 27

Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry p. 33

The fortunes of the chemical industry continued to decline in 2009 while the recovery took its time.

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Industry Adapts To Era Of Low Demand pp. 34-49

Chemical firms cut costs and lowered expectations during a rough year for finances.

Industry Slashes Thousands Of Jobs pp. 50-53

Employment shrank significantly in europe and the U.S. but held steady in Japan.

Output Declines In U.S., Europe pp. 54-62

The recession dragged down chemical production in most regions, but Taiwan and China showed strength.

Economic Downturn Hobbles Commerce pp. 64-67

Chemical trade among most regions dropped significantly in 2009 as overall demand plunged.

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