China polyolefins demand in 2021 could be 6.5m tonnes lower than expected with imports a lot weaker
31st August 2021 by

By John Richardson NOW we must be very careful here. Time and time again, Chinese polyolefins growth...

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China PP demand improvement points to huge global dependence on just one country
26th August 2021 by

By John Richardson AS I’VE BEEN arguing for the past ten years, the global petrochemicals industry...

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Asian and Middle East PP exporters lose ground in China but enjoy substantial US sales growth
23rd August 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S imports of polypropylene (PP) look set to fall to some 4.4m tonnes in 2...

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Global HDPE demand prospects dim on a slower developing world and China
20th August 2021 by

By John Richardson THE DRAG ON global polyolefins growth from declining demand in the developing wor...

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Global PP demand growth being dragged lower by the developing world
15th August 2021 by

By John Richardson IN NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES the above chart – which shows our base case for glo...

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The developing world must be at the centre of every climate discussion and initiative
11th August 2021 by

By John Richardson THE LATEST Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes grim rea...

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China panic over a downturn in H2 2021 is as overcooked the H1 boom narrative
8th August 2021 by

By John Richardson THERE is a lot of very unhelpful noise out there about China which is making it v...

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Asia PP oversupply creates major opportunity for US buyers
4th August 2021 by

By John Richardson and James Ray THE BIG PRICING divergences that you can see in the above chart cou...

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Every climate initiative must be road tested in the developing world – and adequate funding is essential
1st August 2021 by

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