ORDER BOOKS AND SALES BOUNCE BACK

Order books and sales have bounced back since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey by the Chemical Business Association (CBA) in June 2020 and are now showing a positive survey-to-survey swing of more than...

TRANSPORT INCIDENTS DOWN – CBA ANNUAL DISTRIBUTION REPORT

CBA’s latest report on the safety, health, security and environmental performance of its distributor member companies for 2019 shows a decline in the number of transport incidents, no change in the number of on-site...

BUSINESS ALLIANCE WARNS OF HUGE NO-DEAL BREXIT DAMAGE

The Chemicals Business Association was one of dozens of trade associations and chief executives to sign a letter to the Prime Minister warning of the consequences of a no-deal Brexit. Representing a collective workforce of...

MAJOR DECLINE IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – EMPLOYMENT TURNS NEGATIVE

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association (CBA) shows a major decline in order books and current sales as well as the industry’s forecast for employment turning negative. Peter Newport, CBA’s...

Order books and sales remain positive but forecast to decline rapidly

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association shows a continuing positive trend for order books and current sales – though this trend is forecast to decline rapidly over the next...

SECURING THE CHEMICAL SUPPLY CHAIN

Many terrorist incidents result from the illegal use of chemicals in home-made explosive devices. The UK’s Chemical Business Association (CBA) has a reputation for its expertise on measures to improve the security of the international...

INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT

CBA commits significant resources to engaging with organisations focused on awareness-raising and capacity building by responding to invitations to speak at international conferences throughout Europe, the Middle and Far East. India, Pakistan, and North...

BREXIT – TOO MANY QUESTIONS IN SEARCH OF DEFINITIVE ANSWERS

Peter Newport, Chief Executive of the Chemical Business Association (CBA) reviews Brexit and the uncertainties faced by the UK chemical industry. For the last three years, it has felt like the UK has been trapped...

MAJOR FALLS IN ORDER BOOKS AND SALES – CBA TRENDS SURVEY

Both order books and current sales have fallen by 60% in the three months since the last Supply Chain Trends Survey in April 2019. Sales margins have declined by 40%. The number of companies...

Positive trends show short-term Brexit stock building

The latest Supply Chain Trends Survey from the Chemical Business Association (CBA) reveals further evidence of stock building ahead of the UK’s exit from the European Union. These trends appear to be short-term as...