Baird/gasworld Welding and Industrial Gas Survey, Q2 2020
Every six months, the American Chemistry Council (ACC) does a survey of the chemical industry. Resident expert economist, Paul Hodges, examines the rises and falls in the economy and presents his views on the underlying forces driving the market.
Compromised capacity utilisation, the influx of cheap imports, and a serious erosion of profitability have forced the closure of several high-profile steel plants in the last three years.
The Linde Group has delivered increases in both group revenue and operating profit in its 2016 financial results released today, hampered only by the lower contribution from its Engineering Division and adverse exchange rate effects.
It will be interesting to see what projections The World Steel Association (worldsteel) presents next month in its April 2017 Short Range Outlook (SRO) report.
When driving home from the office last night, I realised I was muttering along to the chorus of This Is Not America. I found myself thinking about the race to the White House and what the America of tomorrow will look like.