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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Asian and Middle East PP exporters lose ground in China but enjoy substantial US sales growth
23rd August 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S imports of polypropylene (PP) look set to fall to some 4.4m tonnes in 2...

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Global HDPE demand prospects dim on a slower developing world and China
20th August 2021 by

By John Richardson THE DRAG ON global polyolefins growth from declining demand in the developing wor...

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Global PP demand growth being dragged lower by the developing world
15th August 2021 by

By John Richardson IN NORMAL CIRCUMSTANCES the above chart – which shows our base case for glo...

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The developing world must be at the centre of every climate discussion and initiative
11th August 2021 by

By John Richardson THE LATEST Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report makes grim rea...

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