Poor Demand In Construction Sector Threatens Chemical Manufacturers

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Whilst all chemical manufactuers are hoping for a better year in 2010, recent figures from the US indicate that demand remains very slack in the non-domestic construction sector, a major market for polymer and chemical manufacturers.

According to the American Chemistry Council (ACC), some 20% of spending in construction projects goes on chemicals and plastics and the figure is set to increase as buildings 'go green' with improved insulation, solar power etc.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has painted a negative picture in a number of recent press releases. In particular, the AGC recently released a construction industry outlook in which nine out of ten contractors stated that they believe that there will be no construction recovery in 2010.

This a big concern. Demand for chemical products relies on consumer demand, with construction and automotive being particularly important sectors. This downbeat assessment does not make happy reading for the chemical industry.

1 comment:

  1. The construction slowdown is part of the overall economic contraction. The impact of the recession is felt across all industries all over the globe. Only those who are able to keep themselves afloat in these very trying times will survive. And one way to survive this economically challenging times is to keep communication lines open and sharing of ideas.