The American Chemistry Council (ACC)
reported that US specialty chemicals market volumes started the second quarter on a strong note, rising 0.6% in April and following similar gains in March and February. Volumes have generally been moving up since last May. All changes in the data are reported on a three-month moving average (3MMA) basis. Of the 28 specialty chemical segments monitored, 20 expanded in April and eight declined.
The overall specialty chemicals volume index was up 3.0% on a year-over-year (Y/Y) 3MMA basis.