Chemical Activity Barometer
CAB vs. Industrial Production
The Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), the ACC’s first-of-its kind, leading macroeconomic indicator will highlight the peaks and troughs in the overall U.S. economy and illuminate potential trends in market sectors outside of chemistry. The barometer is a critical tool for evaluating the direction of the U.S. economy.
Since 1947 the CAB has provided earlier forecasting by leading the National Bureau of Economic Research in times of expansion and recession. The index provides a longer lead (performs better) than the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).Learn more