What global petchems demand would have been like without the China property bubble warns us about the future
24th September 2021 by

By John Richardson PLAYING “What if?” games by changing the course of history is popular amongst...

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Whether Beijing blinks over Evergrande is the biggest issue for global petchems
22nd September 2021 by

By John Richardson WILL BEIJING blink? The answer to this question could pretty much set the directi...

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The perils of Evergrande for China and world polyolefins demand
20th September 2021 by

By John Richardson ON THE PLUS side of the H2 China polyolefins demand ledger are the Golden Week Ho...

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China PP arbitrage to the US goes through the roof despite surging freight costs
15th September 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS VERY HARD to see how we will get out of this container crisis anytime soon....

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Latest data show China could become PP net exporter by 2026 and net exporter of 3.7m tonnes in 2031
13th September 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU WANT the good news or bad news first? This is of course a rhetorical quest...

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China HDPE self-sufficiency risks increase as more new capacity is announced
9th September 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart on the  left might not happen, of course. China could remain a h...

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Asia and Middle East PP producers need to be more global because markets are more regional!
5th September 2021 by

By John Richardson NORTHEAST ASIAN (NEA) polypropylene (PP) producers are finding it increasingly di...

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Global LLDPE demand in 2021-2025 faces major downward pressure from developing world crisis
2nd September 2021 by

By John Richardson IT USED TO BE the case that petrochemicals demand could be considered as a global...

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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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