Dow Chemical again hiking prices, cutting output

Midland, Michigan — Dow Chemical Co., which raised prices on all its products by as much as 20 percent in June, said it will boost prices another 25 percent in July, enact freight surcharges, idle plants and cut production in response to rising energy and hydrocarbon feedstock costs.

The firm said it will add surcharges of $300 per shipment by truck and $600 by rail on Aug. 1 for all North American customers buying chemicals, hydrocarbons and plastics. Freight surcharges will start in other regions…

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