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Industry Top Trends Mid-Year 2020 Update: North American Chemicals

We anticipate the COVID-19 pandemic will disrupt global chemical markets in an unprecedented way in 2020. Demand for chemicals will be hard hit by historical standards, but the presence of a small number of relatively resilient subsectors within chemicals will moderate the impact relative to other sectors such as auto, oil and gas, and retail. A key issue is the destruction of demand in important end markets such as auto, housing and construction, and general industrial.


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