Complexity of global PP demand post-pandemic: Three new scenarios for 2021-2025
4th March 2021 by

By John Richardson THE COMPLEXITY of the economic outlook is such that nobody can say with even the ...

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China PMIs point to export slowdown and risk to petchems market rally
2nd March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE STILL DON’T have all the data we need to reach a firm conclusion about wheth...

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Making all the stuff the world needs in sustainable ways is our defining challenge
28th February 2021 by

By John Richardson YOU ARE a global petrochemicals producer either headquartered in Europe or with m...

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China’s petchems market rally: we don’t have enough data to decide whether it is sustainable
25th February 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S PETROCHEMICAL prices typically increase when the Lunar New Year (LNY) h...

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China PX imports could fall by 64% in 2021 with styrene imports 59% lower
23rd February 2021 by

By John Richardson AS OF yesterday, around 70% of US paraxylene capacity was offline. No less than 6...

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China’s PP imports in 2021 could fall by as much as 53% over last year
21st February 2021 by

By John Richardson TODAY I get closer to completing my outlooks for China’s petrochemical and poly...

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China slowdown may be the biggest petchem event in H1, not US and European tight supply
18th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SUSPECT that the bigger story for the global petrochemicals industry in H1 may ...

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China’s ethylene glycols imports could decline by 45% in 2021
16th February 2021 by

By John Richardson LET ME start with the good news first. As with the global polyethylene (PE) and p...

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China’s polyethylene imports set to remain very strong in 2021
14th February 2021 by

By John Richardson DEMAND, as I discussed on 11 February, will not be a problem for the global polye...

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Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

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