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Oil, costs, lack of growth and M&A all reflected in top 100 performance

Posted on October 7th, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

The ICIS Top 100 Chemicals Distributors ranking reflects a market still under pressure from the global oil price collapse.  Petrochemicals prices dropped in 2015 and 2016, down 28% and 7% from previous year averages, respectively.  Continue reading “Oil, costs, lack of growth and M&A all reflected in top 100 performance” »

Low productivity growth continues to confound us

Posted on October 3rd, 2016 by in Chemicals Industry News and Analysis

US productivity growth continues to remain below average, a trend that is reshaping the chemical industry. Continue reading “Low productivity growth continues to confound us” »