China PP demand could fall by 1m tonnes in 2021 but prospects for PE look better despite a weak January-May
24th June 2021 by

By John Richardson THE ABOVE chart confirms that China’s economic slowdown, which began in January...

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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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Global polyethylene demand boom likely, increasing the sustainability challenge
15th June 2021 by

By John Richardson IT FEELS LIKE several lifetimes ago. If you recall, way back in November-December...

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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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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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Petrochemicals markets complexity is only going to grow and grow
13th May 2021 by

By John Richardson NICE WORK, if you get can get it. A trucking company in Fort Worth, Texas, is off...

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Petrochemical buyers, after a very difficult pandemic, can gain from China-driven deflation
6th May 2021 by

By John Richardson BUYERS OF polypropylene (PP) and other polymers and petrochemicals have had an in...

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Global polyolefins for the rest of 2021: supply to lengthen as demand muddle continues
2nd May 2021 by

By John Richardson SOMEHOW, despite the still very serious container freight shortages that have lim...

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Petrochemical market confusion set to continue as China deflation approaches
27th April 2021 by

By John Richardson OFFERING clear guidance to petrochemicals investors and other stakeholders remain...

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