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July 6, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 27

July 6, 2009 Cover, Vol. 87, Issue 27

Facts & Figures Of The Chemical Industry

For the chemical industry, 2008 started strong, but recession dragged it down. (p. 29)


FINANCES: Recession Takes Bite Out Of Earnings

Good full-year data for shipments belie the messy picture of finances at companies worldwide. (pp. 30-46)

EMPLOYMENT: A Mixed Picture For Chemical Jobs

Employment grew in Europe and Japan, but not in the U.S. (pp. 47-50)

PRODUCTION: Chemical Output Slipped In Most Regions

Drops of 10% or more in production were common as buyers whittled down inventories. (pp. 51-59)

TRADE: Emerging Markets Boost Commerce

Global trade in chemicals grew despite economic downturn. (pp. 60-63)

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