Why a new stimulus deal could be critical for US polyethylene demand
11th August 2020 by

By John Richardson GOVERNMENT stimulus is crucial for protecting polyethylene (PE) markets in the We...

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Why a hard look at the data show China has not seen a V-shaped recovery
6th August 2020 by

          Note: All the data comparisons below are year-on-year By John Ric...

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China polyolefins market H1 review: so far so good, but beware of the risks ahead
30th July 2020 by

By John Richardson ALL looks fine in the polyolefins world. The Old Normal appears to have reasserte...

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Why the polypropylene industry must switch from volumes to value
26th July 2020 by

By John Richardson EVERYONE knows about the oversupply in the polyethylene (PE) market as it has bee...

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China consulate closure underlines long-term split with US, potential big shift in petchems trade flows
23rd July 2020 by

The views in this blog post are, as always, my personal views and do not reflect the views of ICIS. ...

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Asian polyethylene price recovery faces multiple challenges
25th June 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE are reports of significant cuts in Middle East polyethylene (PE) operating ...

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China’s long-term ambition for paraxylene self-sufficiency seems close to being realised
21st June 2020 by

On Friday, I examined how China’s paraxylene (PX) net imports could fall to as little 8m tonne...

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China’s big declines in 2020 PX and PP imports: the impact on its major trading partners
18th June 2020 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S refineries and petrochemicals plants came roaring back to almost fu...

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Paraxylene demand collapses as higher China production threatens 6m tonne fall in imports
15th June 2020 by

By John Richardson DON’T SAY I didn’t tell you that a decline in stock markets would happen. The...

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China’s PP production growth could lead to big declines in 2020 imports
1st June 2020 by

By John Richardson PLEASE DON’T say I didn’t warn you. China is rapidly moving towards polypropy...

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