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US chemical production drops 2% in May: ACC
U.S. chemical production dropped by 2% in May, according to the American Chemistry Council (ACC).
That follows a 2.7% decline in April and a 0.9% decline in March in the U.S. Chemical Production Regional Index during the coronavirus pandemic and the oil price rout, it said.
In May, overall chemical output declined across all regions with the steepest drops in the Midwest and the West Coast regions, it said.
The declines are due to supply chain disruptions and continued restrictions across much of the United States, it said.
There were declines in all chemical segments except plastic resins, it said.
Production of PPE and disinfection products increased in May, it said.
Compared to May 2019, U.S. chemical production in May 2020 was off by 6%, the 12th consecutive month of year-over-year declines, it said.
Chemical production showed the biggest drops in the West Coast, Ohio Valley, and Midwest, it said.
The U.S. chemistry business is a $565 billion enterprise and 96% of all manufactured goods include chemistry, it said.