In this week's issue of ICIS Chemical Business:
January 21-27, 2013

Cover story

News Focus: China polyolefins prices rise on tight supply and improving sentiment

The last month-and-half has been very good in China for at least one polyolefins trader and one producer after what, on the whole, was a very disappointing 2012.

"I thought there would be a mini-rebound in pricing in early November, and I was correct," said a Singapore-based trader. "Prices then retreated slightly ­before a stronger rally began in late November."

A source with one global polyolefins producer also reported that, volume-wise, his company enjoyed a very good fourth quarter.



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