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Polyethylene demand boom should not obscure focus on major changes in industry fundamentals
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By John Richardson IT WASN’T supposed to be like this. We firstly had the unprecedented increases ...

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Sustainability, the pandemic, demographics and geopolitics – how petchem companies respond will define their success
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Just to stress again that this blog represents my personal views and not those if ICIS. By John Rich...

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China polyethylene and ethlyene glycols in 2021: country-by-country outlook for exporters
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By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) imports could be at either 19.8m tonnes in 2021 or 16...

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China’s PE imports in 2021 could be as high as 19.8m tonnes or as low as 16.8m tonnes
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By John Richardson IN SCENARIO 3 in the above chart, China would import 16.8m tonnes of polyethylene...

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By John Richardson All the numbers that follow are my estimates only and are not the official ICIS n...

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China’s planned economy boosts global petchems this year but poses a self-sufficiency threat in 2021
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By John Richardson IT IS always useful to develop a good plan and then effectively implement the pla...

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Why history, culture and politics will give you the petrochemicals answers you need
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