The Blog Is On Holiday And Returns On 23 July
30th June 2018 by

Meanwhile, please, please be careful out there. I will as I watch out for the brown bears...

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China Debt Squeeze, Trade War, Dollar Strength Pose Major Risks
29th June 2018 by

By John Richardson IT DIDN’T matter if there was any truth behind the stories people used to tell ...

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Prepare For A More Regionalised, Fragmented Polymers World
25th June 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above map global shows our base-case forecasts for global trade flows of HDPE...

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US-China Trade War To Accelerate As Restrictions On US Petchem Exports Increase
22nd June 2018 by

By John Richardson TAKE a broader view of US-China trading relationship and the picture looks very d...

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China Tariffs On US Petchem Feedstocks To Reshape Global Trade And Investment
20th June 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S planned tariffs against US petrochemical feedstock exports threaten a m...

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US-China Trade War Heavily Focused On Energy, Petchems
19th June 2018 by

By John Richardson Normally, the blog only publishes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, but this we...

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China Holds Most Of The Good Cards In Trade War With US
18th June 2018 by

By John Richardson THE BREAKOUT of formal trade hostilities between China and the US, after more tha...

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China to impose tariffs on PE, propane, PVC as global trade war begins
16th June 2018 by

By John Richardson IT HAS happened. Don’t say you weren’t told, as I have been warning y...

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China Polyethylene Strong Q1 Growth Doesn’t Reflect Risks Ahead
15th June 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S Q1 2018 polypropylene (PP) imports were down by 20% year-on-year as app...

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Why China Will Rapidly Become Paraxylene Self-Sufficient
13th June 2018 by

By John Richardson WOW, what an opportunity. That might be your reaction to the two above charts. On...

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