Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably
3rd June 2021 by

  By John Richardson ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in...

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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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China threatens to shift global petrochemicals from inflation to deflation as self-sufficiency increases
18th April 2021 by

By John Richardson POLYPROPYLENE (PP) producers in Europe and the US are making very good money as t...

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China ethylene glycols and paraxylene: new 2021-2031 import scenarios as self-sufficiency threat increases
8th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I WAS a boy in 1970s Britain, a new pair of shoes was an expensive propositi...

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Iran may gain 48% of total China HDPE imports, 85% of LDPE imports by 2025 because of new deal
6th April 2021 by

By John Richardson IRAN and China earlier this month signed a wide-ranging economic and security agr...

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China’s environmental policies: scenarios essential for impact on local and global petrochemicals
25th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST develop very nuanced, broad ranging and constantly updated scenarios abou...

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China’s BRI will go from strength to strength, redrawing global petrochemicals map
20th December 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) is alive and kicking and will, in my v...

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Assessing global PP prospects next year: seeing the simplicity through all the complexity
17th December 2020 by

By John Richardson IT COULD be very complicated and yet, as the chart above indicates, it might inst...

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No change in China’s policies seem likely under a Biden and Harris White House
15th November 2020 by

By John Richardson WE NEED to talk about politics without being political – a very difficult t...

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China’s booming polypropylene demand in 2020 and what could happen next year
9th November 2020 by

By John Richardson IT has been a year that just about nobody in the Asian polypropylene (PP) industr...

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