Asian Chemical Connections

China slowdown threatens a million tonnes of lost styrene demand
30th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S apparent demand (*see note below) for styrene in 2018 looks set to have...

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Trade war fears return as US LLDPE becomes more exposed to China
23rd January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ground has shifted under our feet once again. Just as it seemed as if the US ...

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Flood of US LLDPE begins to disrupt markets with worse to follow
9th January 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE table illustrates the 2018 impact on smaller LLDPE markets of the arriv...

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US Risks Losing Access To 82% Of Global PE Consumption Growth, 80% Of Exports
20th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS this week’s low-level trade talks between the US and China shouldn’t ...

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US PE Exports: Impact Of China Tariffs On Smaller Markets
17th August 2018 by

By John Richardson LET US assume for downside planning purposes that the Chinese 25% tariffs against...

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China tariffs: Quantifying The Impact On US Petchems And Energy
13th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESIDENT Trump believes he is winning the trade war with China because of the mu...

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China 25% Tariffs On US PE Imports Extended To All HDPE, Nearly All LLDPE
10th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA has extended its 25% import tariffs on US polyethylene (PE) to include all ...

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China’s Latest Threat Of US Methanol Tariff Perfectly Targeted
6th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA crunches exactly the same data as the rest of us, as I warned on Friday wh...

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Polyethylene: Damage From Trade War Should Not Be Underestimated
3rd August 2018 by

By John Richardson THE argument that the US-China trade war will have a minimal impact on the global...

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China Debt Squeeze, Trade War, Dollar Strength Pose Major Risks
29th June 2018 by

By John Richardson IT DIDN’T matter if there was any truth behind the stories people used to tell ...

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