SOURCE: Industrial Info Resources

October 22, 2007 08:01 ET

Industrial Info Increases International Coverage With Focus on China, a Feature on "Industry Today" on Industrialinfo.com Radio, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - October 22, 2007) - Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) will present a discussion on industrial growth in China with Chris Easley, Industrial Info's International Research Specialist on Industrialinfo.com Radio on October 22, 2007, as part of "Industry Today," a weekly online radio broadcast featuring technology, industry trends and company executives. Throughout 2007, Industrial Info has increased its overall international coverage with a special focus on China, the fastest growing economy in the world.

Asia has been grouped with North America and Western Europe as the main consumers of petrochemicals. The bulk of the Asian consumption and production is in China. Optimistic futurists predict that China's growth will continue over the next 15 to 20 years, while the pessimists predict that overproduction and the ensuing flood of product on the global market will send chemical commodity prices plummeting, thereby stifling the rapid industrial growth of China.

Over the past few years, China has relaxed some of its social and political laws thus allowing, and at times encouraging, private companies to enter the fray and opening the doors for foreign investment in the form of joint ventures with national companies. China has an abundant labor pool and continues to take advantage of the massive manpower within its borders, while other countries seem to suffer from a lack of labor.

Energy supply is a key concern for China as they consume more and more oil and natural gas as feedstock for their endeavors. This has led China to aggressively proceed with shoring up long-term commitments for supply as well as cost, competing with other industrialized nations, and mainly the United States. China is also leading the charge in developing the technology and quickly implementing coal-to-chemical projects across the country. With China's abundant coal supplies, it has committed to processing the coal to replace feedstock of natural gas and oil.

Join Chris Easley, Industrial Info's International Research Specialist, along with Crazy Al of "Industry Today" to learn more about China's growth and future industrial spending, http://www.industrialinfo.com/radio/index.jsp, Click Here to hear the LIVE interview, October 22, 2007, at 10:30 A.M. (EST). If you miss the show, http://www.industrialinfo.com/radio/showlist.jsp, Click Here to hear this or any of the more than 240 previous "Industry Today" shows covering topics important to industry spending, including trends, outlooks and focus segments on specific industries.

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