Chemical and plastic products continued to recover as 2020 wound to a close. Strong demand as economies re-opened in the summer and fall of 2020 brought chemical and resin inventories to their lowest levels in several years. Trade data from November shows exports of commoditized chemicals having their strongest end to a year in some […]
About David Cherniak
Senior Policy Analyst
Chemistry Industry Association of Canada
(613)-237-6215 ext. 231
On December 12, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) released its Industrial Chemical Industry: Performance Snapshot – Third Quarter of 2017 report. Overall, industrial chemicals experienced stronger performance than for the same period in 2016, but growth was weaker compared to the first half of 2017.
On September 1, the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada (CIAC) released a new report titled Industrial Chemical Industry: Performance Snapshot – First Half of 2017. Overall, industrial chemicals had a strong first half. In the second quarter, all metrics were up except for railcar loadings, which was down slightly. Data mostly points to the performance being led by improvements in product pricing.