Past Reports

  • Q1 2024
    Economic Reports

    First Quarter 2024

    Q1 2024 was the first quarter of expansion in 18 months. Sales, production levels, and capacity utilisation expanded for 50% of respondents and were all above expectations made in Q4 2023. 

  • Q2 2023
    Economic Reports

    Second Quarter 2023

    the second quarter brought additional strain to chemical producers as more contractions in sales were reported. Most respondents experienced a decrease in input and energy costs from the previous quarter, but output prices also decreased. 

  • Q1 2023
    Economic Reports

    First Quarter 2023

    It was clear that after a challenging end to 2022, the first quarter of 2023 did not bring substantial relief to chemical businesses as a third of members experienced further contractions in sales.