Container freight crisis requires new approaches to cash in on strong underlying demand
20th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson I MADE THE argument last Thursday that until or unless the world is fully ...

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Container freight crisis could continue until or unless the developing world is fully vaccinated
17th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IF YOU WANT to understand when container-freight chaos will fully come to an end,...

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Inflation pressures build on prolonged supply chain disruptions
8th June 2021 by

By John Richardson OK, I MAY have got this wrong. Inflation could be a bigger problem than I envisag...

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China polyolefins: key signals to monitor on whether 2021 slowdown is reversing
6th June 2021 by

  By John Richardson IT REALLY IS EXTRAORDINARY how commentators continue to use year-on-year c...

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Boom in petrochemicals demand guaranteed but we must grow sustainably
3rd June 2021 by

  By John Richardson ONE OF THE GREATEST achievements of the last 30 years has been the fall in...

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Booming internet sales point towards strong 2021-2025 LLDPE demand growth
1st June 2021 by

    By John Richardson ONLINE SALES accounted for 19% of all retail sales in seven industr...

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Latest data indicate 37% fall in China’s 2021 HDPE imports with PP imports 49% lower
25th May 2021 by

By John Richardson DECLINES IN Chinese apparent demand for high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and poly...

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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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We need a global agreement that sets targets for reducing plastic waste
20th May 2021 by

What follows is an entirely personal take on the challenge of plastic waste and does not represent t...

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Inflation anxiety is misplaced as upward price pressures are only temporary
18th May 2021 by

By John Richardson SOME PEOPLE are panicking about global inflation. But I believe that much of the ...

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