Snippets from the Plastics News Financial Summit in Chicago
Bill Wood, Plastics News Economic Editor, gave his thoughts regard the economy, and more specifically the state of the plastics industry at the Plastics News Financial Summit in Chicago.
Snippets from Bill’s observations are as follows:
- US plastics production is at 90% of its pre-recession peak
- Durable goods and auto sales are seeing slow growth
- Retail sales outside automotive are getting back to 4% growth
- Housing starts, one the bellwether of the economy, are improving, but remain down 40$ from pre-recession peaks
- The appliance industry is growing at a 5% level
Mr. Wood believes economic growth in the US will remain in the 2% to 2-1/2% range, which will lead the plastics industry to this same type of growth pattern. For the full article, click here.
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