The View from Jamestown: May 2018

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Introducing: The View from Jamestown Mobile App

The Chemical Company is committed to being more than a product and service provider. TCC strives to be one of your most valuable assets, by being a partner in all of your business operations.

As part of these continued efforts, we are proud to introduce our dedicated mobile application, “The View from Jamestown: Mobile App.”.

Pricing trends, market news and analysis, events and conferences, and much more is available through the app, along with additional features and capabilities in the months and years to come. Click the icon below to download.

Market Updates

Crude Oil in 2018

Oil prices have been sitting at their highest levels in over three years so far in 2018, while inventories remain at the lowest levels since August 2015. Crude oil has consistently been above $65/bbl, and broke $70/bbl to start May.

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Rail Traffic Takes on Tight Trucking Capacity, Up 6.5%

Railroads are reporting monthly increases in traffic as high as 6.5%, stemming from continued tightness and issues in the trucking market. Spot truck prices are up as much as 30% year-over-year, and many believe this might be considered the “new norm” of the freight industry.

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U.S. Tariffs Remain Unsettled

Despite a multitude of articles, analysis and tweets across the news and political landscape, tariffs involving steel and aluminum with the EU, Canada and Mexico, as well as the proposed $150b in Chinese tariffs remain in flux as both proposals go through the proper channels.

Security of Supply | The Chemical Company

Security of Supply defines The TCC global strategy to ensure safety, and accountability as well as honest, long-term organic growth.

Our team includes a local technical sales staff based throughout the Americas, a dedicated EH&S team, our integrated logistics managers, vertically integrated producing partners, and committed high-quality customer expert team.

We monitor short-term trends and long-term opportunities, acting and investing when the market is right to bring the best value to our business partners and customers.

The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition is our bi-weekly podcast series that includes content from The View, interviews with industry professionals and business partners, tradeshow previews, and much more.

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Featured Product: April 2018

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All products are subject to availability, which fluctuates daily. Most products are available from TCC with approximately a one-week lead time.

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Monthly Market Movers

Crude Oil: $70.07 (+ 6.69%)
Natural Gas: $2.76 (+ 1.14%)
DOW: 24,091 (+ 2.90%)
Nasdaq: 7,137 (+4.16 %)

As of: 5/7/2018, Yahoo Finance (Approximate monthly changes)

Dollars & Cents

$1.00 USD =

.836 EUR
.736 GBP
109.894 JPY
18.99 MXN

As of: 5/2/2018,

ACS & NPE: Thank you!

Thank you to all who stopped by our booth at both the American Coatings Show (ACS) and NPE 2018!

The View from Jamestown: Podcast Edition
Episode 003: Conference, Tradeshow & Event Preview

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