Asian Chemical Connections

Trade war certainties: A bi-polar world and the overwhelming importance of Chinese demand
10th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE IRONY IS that if the US trade deficit with China shrinks because of the trade...

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China PP demand growth still heading for seven-year low despite surge in imports
7th June 2019 by

By John Richardson ALL is not suddenly right with China’s polypropylene (PP) demand despite our re...

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Symptoms worsen for Dr Benzene and China economy as trade war accelerates
6th June 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart is again telling us something very important about the real state...

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Vietnam PE demand booms on trade war, but for how much longer?
31st May 2019 by

By John Richardson GLOBAL manufacturing supply chains are adjusting to the US tariffs against China,...

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China’s paraxylene imports in 2019-2025 face major downside risks
21st May 2019 by

By John Richardson NEVER underestimate China’s ability to execute vast and highly complex manufact...

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China benzene spreads at ten-year low on misplaced trade deal hopes
19th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart shows that in April the average spread between CFR Japan naphtha ...

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Longer trade war: Impact in numbers on China polymers demand
15th May 2019 by

By John Richardson WE MUST now start to quantify the impact on the petrochemicals industry of no end...

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Plastics pollution crisis: Impact on polyethylene margins in 2022-2027
13th May 2019 by

By John Richardson ALMOST all countries late last week signed a UN deal to monitor the flow of hard-...

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China PE demand boom will not stop further margin declines
10th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) market is being temporarily weighed down by overstock...

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President Trump’s Tweets increase risk of no trade deal until 2021
6th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THE PROSPECTS of a trade deal seem to have have faded into the distance as a resu...

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