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

The views expressed in this blog are, as always, my personal views and do not represent the views of...

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China polyolefins demand declines accelerate as supply chains remain the key challenge
29th July 2021 by

By John Richardson ONE OF THE golden rules that has nearly always applied over the last 20 years is ...

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China PP demand slowdown accelerates in H1 as freight shortages trap oversupply
26th July 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE CHART, from the new ICIS Plant Cost Evaluator, underlines the container...

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The right analysis of China export data confirms moderate slowdown
18th July 2021 by

By John Richardson STATISTICS, if you do not look at them in the right way, can be very misleading. ...

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China, China and China: the three global polyolefin market drivers during the rest of 2021
11th July 2021 by

By John Richardson TODAY’S SET OF slides, starting with the one above, underlines how a deep and c...

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As the drift towards a divided world continues, here are some climate change realities
8th July 2021 by

Note that, as always, the views expressed here are personal. Thank you. By John Richardson Executive...

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A deep dive into HDPE and PP: opportunities and challenges for H2 this year and 2022
6th July 2021 by

By John Richardson Executive summary China’s petrochemicals demand boomed in H2 because of the sur...

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China styrene demand faces annual decline while imports could fall by 38%
1st July 2021 by

By John Richardson SINCE FEBRUARY this year the ICIS petrochemical data has pointed to a significant...

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The multi-million dollar polymers opportunity: continued big regional price differentials
29th June 2021 by

By John Richardson POLYMER BUYERS outside northeast (NEA) and southeast Asia (SEA) have a big opport...

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