China polyethylene and ethlyene glycols in 2021: country-by-country outlook for exporters
26th November 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) imports could be at either 19.8m tonnes in 2021 or 16...

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China’s PE imports in 2021 could be as high as 19.8m tonnes or as low as 16.8m tonnes
24th November 2020 by

By John Richardson IN SCENARIO 3 in the above chart, China would import 16.8m tonnes of polyethylene...

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China may next year import 66% less PP from South Korea than in 2020, 72% less styrene from Saudi Arabia
22nd November 2020 by

By John Richardson All the numbers that follow are my estimates only and are not the official ICIS n...

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No change in China’s policies seem likely under a Biden and Harris White House
15th November 2020 by

By John Richardson WE NEED to talk about politics without being political – a very difficult t...

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China petrochemicals rebound provides major global demand boost
12th November 2020 by

By John Richardson WOW yet again. China’s export-led economic recovery continues to support global...

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Vaccines, petrochemicals demand and a much more complex world
10th November 2020 by

By John Richardson WE DIDN’T used to require expert knowledge of vaccines, epidemiology, political...

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Global polyethylene markets: What’s happened in 2020 and an outlook for next year
3rd November 2020 by

By John Richardson HERE is your essential cut-out-and-keep summary of what has happened in global po...

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Why China’s polyethylene imports could be either 22m tonnes or 3m tonnes in 2030
27th October 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE are so many angles to this that, as with the potential outcomes of the US p...

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Debate about refinery closures, re-configurations a harmful distraction for the petrochemicals business
25th October 2020 by

In the second of a four-part series of blog posts that examines the paradigm shift confronting the p...

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Developed world polymers demand: layer after layer of new complexity
22nd October 2020 by

By John Richardson THE PROPOSITION that petrochemicals and polymers demand in the developed will see...

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