The pandemic, climate change, plastic waste and the great divide: the world in 2025
13th June 2021 by

By John Richardson NOBODY SHOULD be surprised that the developing world has fallen behind in the bat...

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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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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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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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Seeing beyond tight supply: three new scenarios for global HDPE demand in 2021-2025
11th March 2021 by

By John Richardson AT A TIME LIKE THIS, when petrochemicals and polymers prices are surging and marg...

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China’s “two sessions” in 2021 could easily set the direction of global petchems for decades to come
7th March 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU have a dedicated team studying the policy outcomes from this year’s meet...

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China PMIs point to export slowdown and risk to petchems market rally
2nd March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE STILL DON’T have all the data we need to reach a firm conclusion about wheth...

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China’s petchems market rally: we don’t have enough data to decide whether it is sustainable
25th February 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S PETROCHEMICAL prices typically increase when the Lunar New Year (LNY) h...

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China slowdown may be the biggest petchem event in H1, not US and European tight supply
18th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SUSPECT that the bigger story for the global petrochemicals industry in H1 may ...

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Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

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