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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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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China PE spreads at seven-year low indicates too many eggs in one basket
4th June 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA polyethylene (PE) spreads over naphtha feedstock costs are at a seven-year ...

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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 trade war self-reliance push threatens ethylene glycols and PP imports
29th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA WILL do what suits China and not what suits the rest of the petrochemicals ...

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China could easily become styrene net exporter as trade war drives self-sufficiency
27th May 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA MIGHT remain a major net importer of styrene by 2025, making it still the b...

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China MEG spreads turn negative on 171% rise in US retail prices for Chinese clothing
24th May 2019 by

By John Richardson THERE are a lot of theories out there about why the spreads between Chinese mono-...

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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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Pressure on US builds as PE exports to China tumble and EU considers tariffs
3rd May 2019 by

By John Richardson DONALD TRUMP insisted in early March that he was willing to walk away from a bad ...

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US LLDPE imports threaten to overwhelm European market
20th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE above chart may end up being an underestimate of the extent to which US linea...

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