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 environmental policies: scenarios essential for impact on local and global petrochemicals
25th March 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST develop very nuanced, broad ranging and constantly updated scenarios abou...

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China’s critical 2021 “two sessions” highlight major economic challenges ahead
14th March 2021 by

By John Richardson IT CONTINUES to surprise and disappoint me how every minutiae of the recent US pe...

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China’s missing data still point to unclear direction for exports, petchems demand
9th March 2021 by

By John Richardson THE GOOD NEWS is that the total US dollar value of China’s total exports increa...

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China’s “two sessions” in 2021 could easily set the direction of global petchems for decades to come
7th March 2021 by

By John Richardson DO YOU have a dedicated team studying the policy outcomes from this year’s meet...

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Why it is obvious few, in any, conventional steam crackers will start-up after 2030
7th February 2021 by

By John Richardson I SAID TO a contact earlier this week that it was remarkable that a senior execut...

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China paraxylene imports may be just 6.6m tonnes in 2021 – 58% lower than only three years ago
4th February 2021 by

By John Richardson PLEASE DON’T say I didn’t tell you. Further big declines  in China’s parax...

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The new oil shocks: semiconductor supply shortages threaten the global economy
2nd February 2021 by

By John Richardson HIGH VALUE semiconductors, which are defined as five nanometres (billionths of a ...

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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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Sustainability means reducing carbon emissions as well as plastic waste
22nd December 2020 by

By John Richardson THIS IS VERY much a personal plea to our industry about what I see as the biggest...

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