Global polyethylene demand in 2020 could fall by 3.3m tonnes, cost curve analysis turned on its head
28th February 2020 by

By John Richardson NOTHING that’s happened over the last few days that should surprise anyone who ...

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Global PVC demand could fall by 1.1m tonnes as coronavirus crisis becomes global
26th February 2020 by

By John Richardson YOU CANNOT stimulate economic activity when factories and offices need to be shut...

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China polyethylene imports could be 3m tonnes lower as economy seizes up
24th February 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS TIME for crisis planning, I am afraid, as a result of the World Health Orga...

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Rescue of major conglomerate, struggling SMEs raise risks for China and global economies
20th February 2020 by

The most important issue here remains the human cost of the coronavirus outbreak. My thoughts and ho...

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Global polyethylene demand in 2020 at risk of 2.4m decline because of coronavirus
19th February 2020 by

By John Richardson I AM a bit confused this morning following some excitement about the Chinese deci...

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Coronavirus: Global polypropylene demand in 2020 could fall by 2.6m tonnes over last year
17th February 2020 by

By John Richardson SOME GOOD news might be that official Chinese state media announced that the numb...

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Coronavirus threatens 2.9m tonnes of China PP demand as uncertainties increase
14th February 2020 by

By John Richardson THE RUMOURS travelled around my contacts, and I am sure many of your contacts, fo...

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More than 3m tonnes of Chinese polyethylene demand at risk from coronavirus
8th February 2020 by

    By John Richardson THE GOOD news is that medical experts believe the novel coronavirus...

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Coronavirus: Global polyester chain faces major production cuts, shortages and cost increases
7th February 2020 by

By John Richardson A GREAT example of the extent to which global supply chains are exposed to China ...

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Coronavirus: Global polyolefins cutbacks seem inevitable on major China demand loss
5th February 2020 by

We all hope that the coronavirus outbreak will soon be brought under control, that’s the main ...

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