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The North America Chemicals Sectors : A Company and Industry Analysis (December 2004)

  • ID: 656056
  • December 2004
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 32 pages
  • Mergent
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This report examines the chemicals sectors in the United States and Canada, focusing on the manufacturing and distribution segments of the industry
Current Environment - Key Points
- Sales of chemicals in the US and Canada have picked up, earnings at most companies have risen and there is a tight supply and demand balance in petrochemicals
- Many chemical companies have gained the upper hand in pricing their goods due to restrained capacity and rising demand
As a result, North America's chemical industry is seeing a surge in profits
- Many US chemical companies are making management shifts and are moving operations abroad due to the increasing costs of running their businesses in the US
- Higher oil prices could shrink growth by slowing down the economy and making goods more expensive
As a result, demand for chemicals that are components in particular products, from packaging to automobiles, may fall

Industry Profile - Key Points
- Revolutionary changes in production practices and the tightening of environmental regulations have led to the demise of some basic chemical products and fostered new chemicals and materials with better environmental READ MORE >

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Current Environment - US
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Players
- Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint
Current Environment - Canada
- Sector Overview
- Sector Performance
- Leading Players
- Joint Ventures and
Industry Profile - US
- Industry Size and Value
- Research and Development
- Policy and Regulatory
Industry Profile - Canada
- Investing in Canada
- Global Influence
Market Trends & Outlook - US

- Employment in a Flux
- Trouble on the Horizon
- China's Impact on Specialty
- Possible US Gas Supply Crisis
- Effects of Rising Chemical
- Market Outlook
Market Trends & Outlook -
- Chemicals Sector Demands High
Skill Levels
- Growing Popularity of E-
- Market Outlook
Currency Conversion Table
The Scope of this Report
Comparative Data
Key References
Sales Contacts

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