Asian Chemical Connections

China real estate a growing stress point for global chemicals demand
17th June 2019 by

By John Richardson WE ALL know, or at least we all should know, just how important is the Chinese ec...

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Trade War: 88m tonnes of lost polymers demand despite the boom in Asia ex-China
12th June 2019 by

By John Richardson SURE, there are tremendous opportunities for petrochemicals and polymers companie...

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Trade war certainties: A bi-polar world and the overwhelming importance of Chinese demand
10th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE IRONY IS that if the US trade deficit with China shrinks because of the trade...

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China PP demand growth still heading for seven-year low despite surge in imports
7th June 2019 by

By John Richardson ALL is not suddenly right with China’s polypropylene (PP) demand despite our re...

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China PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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China benzene spreads at ten-year low on misplaced trade deal hopes
19th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that in April the average spread between CFR Japan naphtha ...

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Longer trade war: Impact in numbers on China polymers demand
15th May 2019 by

By John Richardson WE MUST now start to quantify the impact on the petrochemicals industry of no end...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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China holds all the petchems demand aces as it digs in for longer trade war
8th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE STRENGTH of China’s position in the intensifying trade war is further under...

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