China will struggle to boost local retail sales during rest of 2020 with export outlook uncertain
4th September 2020 by

By John Richardson IF IT were easy, then there would be an oversupply of owners of large yachts in M...

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Why history might not even rhyme next year if economic recovery fails to arrive
19th August 2020 by

By John Richardson WE were very lucky in 2010, as the above chart illustrates. Global demand for pol...

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China paraxylene and ethylene glycols apparent demand booms as real demand remains weak
13th August 2020 by

              All the numbers below are comparisons on a year-on-...

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China’s shift towards styrene self-sufficiency adds to pressure for new petrochemicals business model
9th August 2020 by

By John Richardson IT IS dead simple, apparently. All you have to do is find alternative geographica...

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Why a hard look at the data show China has not seen a V-shaped recovery
6th August 2020 by

          Note: All the data comparisons below are year-on-year By John Ric...

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Why the polypropylene industry must switch from volumes to value
26th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE knows about the oversupply in the polyethylene (PE) market as it has bee...

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China could be in complete polypropylene self-sufficiency by 2022
28th June 2020 by

By John Richardson SORRY to labour the point but this comes from a genuine concern for the readers o...

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Polyethylene producers must avoid repeating the mistakes of Q1
5th June 2020 by

By John Richardson AFTER a very challenging first quarter, nobody wants to make further write-downs ...

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Why Asia may win and the US lose in post-virus petchems investment world
6th May 2020 by

As always, these are my personal views and don’t reflect the views of ICIS By John Richardson ...

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Big declines in Chinese polyethylene imports, a global recession and a financial crisis
13th March 2020 by

By John Richardson YOU MIGHT be hoping that sanity will be restored after the “most expensive spee...

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