Booming internet sales point towards strong 2021-2025 LLDPE demand growth
1st June 2021 by

    By John Richardson ONLINE SALES accounted for 19% of all retail sales in seven industr...

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Latest data indicate 37% fall in China’s 2021 HDPE imports with PP imports 49% lower
25th May 2021 by

By John Richardson DECLINES IN Chinese apparent demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and poly...

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Demographics are reshaping petrochemicals trade flows, investment patterns and demand
23rd May 2021 by

  By John Richardson TEN YEARS AGO, fellow blogger Paul Hodges and I  first highlighted the le...

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We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste
20th May 2021 by

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent t...

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Inflation anxiety is misplaced as upward price pressures are only temporary
18th May 2021 by

By John Richardson SOME PEOPLE are panicking about global inflation. But I believe that much of the ...

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Petrochemicals markets complexity is only going to grow and grow
13th May 2021 by

By John Richardson NICE WORK, if you get can get it. A trucking company in Fort Worth, Texas, is off...

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India’s pandemic crisis is a pointer towards wider developing-world risks
11th May 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS fabulous to read about how Indian Oil Corp and Reliance Industries are supp...

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The supply-chain inflation threat to petrochemicals demand
9th May 2021 by

By John Richardson and Fergus Jensen (ICIS market reporter, European isocyanates and styrene) CONTAI...

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Petrochemical buyers, after a very difficult pandemic, can gain from China-driven deflation
6th May 2021 by

By John Richardson BUYERS OF polypropylene (PP) and other polymers and petrochemicals have had an in...

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Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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