China polyolefins: key signals to monitor on whether 2021 slowdown is reversing
6th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson IT REALLY IS EXTRAORDINARY how commentators continue to use year-on-year c...

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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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Booming internet sales point towards strong 2021-2025 LLDPE demand growth
1st June 2021 by

    By John Richardson ONLINE SALES accounted for 19% of all retail sales in seven industr...

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Latest data indicate 37% fall in China’s 2021 HDPE imports with PP imports 49% lower
25th May 2021 by

By John Richardson DECLINES IN Chinese apparent demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and poly...

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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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Inflation anxiety is misplaced as upward price pressures are only temporary
18th May 2021 by

By John Richardson SOME PEOPLE are panicking about global inflation. But I believe that much of the ...

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China will create petrochemicals deflation with the only question being how
16th May 2021 by

By John Richardson THE FEEDBACK I have received on my series of posts about the potential for rapidl...

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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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India’s pandemic crisis is a pointer towards wider developing-world risks
11th May 2021 by

By John Richardson IT IS fabulous to read about how Indian Oil Corp and Reliance Industries are supp...

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The supply-chain inflation threat to petrochemicals demand
9th May 2021 by

By John Richardson and Fergus Jensen (ICIS market reporter, European isocyanates and styrene) CONTAI...

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