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ACC's Chemical Activity Barometer indicates continuous, slow growth

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The American Chemistry Council's Chemical Activity Barometer remained steady from November to December, reflecting "slightly slower activity in construction-related plastic resins, coatings and pigments," said ACC chief economist Kevin Swift. The reading held at a level of 91 for the month, following four straight months of growth. With the housing market having the biggest gains in the metric, "the longer-term trend seems to suggest that the recovery in housing will continue," Swift said. ICIS News (U.K.) (12/18), Chemical Week (subscription required) (12/18) ...from ACC SmartBrief (12/19/2012), related Press Release