Polyethylene: How to plan sensibly as we face threat of new Global Depression
25th March 2020 by

By John Richardson I SINCERELY want to help you guys. That’s what I am here for. To this end, here...

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Coronavirus: The new ten-point guide for the petrochemicals industry
20th March 2020 by

By John Richardson EARLIER THIS month I provided you with a ten-point guide for the impact of corona...

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Container freight shortages will lead to regional petrochemicals trade and supply shortages
17th March 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS excellent chart highlights the lingering effects of the coronavirus outbreak...

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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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Despite China returning to work, polyethylene growth prospects continue to decline
11th March 2020 by

By John Richardson ONE of the enduring false views out there is that China’s economy will entirely...

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Global polyethylene demand in 2020 could fall by 3.3m tonnes, cost curve analysis turned on its head
28th February 2020 by

By John Richardson NOTHING that’s happened over the last few days that should surprise anyone who ...

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Global polyethylene demand in 2020 at risk of 2.4m decline because of coronavirus
19th February 2020 by

By John Richardson I AM a bit confused this morning following some excitement about the Chinese deci...

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China single-use plastic bans: Polyethylene imports 68m tonnes lower in 2020-2030
24th January 2020 by

By John Richardson THE good news from a “business as usual” perspective is that China’...

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Why the trade deal is much ado about almost nothing
20th January 2020 by

These are, as always, my personal views and do not express the views of ICIS. Thanks By John Richard...

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Higher Asian ethylene and polyethylene prices do not mean we are past the bottom of the downcycle
15th January 2020 by

By John Richardson THE RISE in Asian spot ethylene prices is being cited as evidence of better downs...

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