China ethylene glycols and paraxylene: new 2021-2031 import scenarios as self-sufficiency threat increases
8th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WHEN I WAS a boy in 1970s Britain, a new pair of shoes was an expensive propositi...

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Iran may gain 48% of total China HDPE imports, 85% of LDPE imports by 2025 because of new deal
6th April 2021 by

By John Richardson IRAN and China earlier this month signed a wide-ranging economic and security agr...

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China’s petchems market rally: we don’t have enough data to decide whether it is sustainable
25th February 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S PETROCHEMICAL prices typically increase when the Lunar New Year (LNY) h...

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China PX imports could fall by 64% in 2021 with styrene imports 59% lower
23rd February 2021 by

By John Richardson AS OF yesterday, around 70% of US paraxylene capacity was offline. No less than 6...

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China slowdown may be the biggest petchem event in H1, not US and European tight supply
18th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SUSPECT that the bigger story for the global petrochemicals industry in H1 may ...

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China’s polyethylene imports set to remain very strong in 2021
14th February 2021 by

By John Richardson DEMAND, as I discussed on 11 February, will not be a problem for the global polye...

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Petrochemicals and demand: a deer caught in the headlights
11th February 2021 by

By John Richardson THE THING is, as I discussed in my 9 February blog post, we simply do not have ou...

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Vaccine nationalism and lack of debt relief remain major threats to petchem growth
27th January 2021 by

By John Richardson WE LIVE in a highly interconnected world as this statistic underlines: of the $18...

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China polyethylene imports set to remain strong in 2021 despite big local capacity growth
9th January 2021 by

By John Richardson IT WAS a tremendous year. China’s 2020 polyethylene (PE) demand growth over 201...

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Risks ahead for global polypropylene much greater than for polyethylene
15th December 2020 by

By John Richardson THERE SEEMS to be few risks ahead for the global polyethylene (PE) market over th...

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