Inflation pressures build on prolonged supply chain disruptions
8th June 2021 by

By John Richardson OK, I MAY have got this wrong. Inflation could be a bigger problem than I envisag...

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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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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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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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China PP and styrene Q1 apparent demand seems to indicate slowdown
25th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST BE careful here. If 2020 taught is anything, it is that China has the cap...

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China quarter-on-quarter data finally confirms loss of growth momentum
22nd April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE WILL CONTINUE to stumble around in the dark unless we gain a much better under...

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China early data points to 42% fall in 2021 HDPE imports
30th March 2021 by

By John Richardson China’s high-density polyethylene (HDPE) imports in 2021 look as if they might ...

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China early data point to PP imports collapsing by 78% this year with SM 67% lower
28th March 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand for polyethylene, polypropylene (PP), styrene monomer (...

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Worsening semiconductor shortages highlight need for new approach to demand
23rd March 2021 by

By John Richardson PETROCHEMICAL companies need to set up demand teams that focus on all the new sho...

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China petrochemicals and the lack of logical basis for the 2021 boom theory
21st March 2021 by

    By John Richardson IF YOU DO a Google search, you will find a lot of articles on China...

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