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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Middle East and Asia petchems need reinvention because of rising China self-sufficiency
4th May 2021 by

By John Richardson MIDDLE EAST, southeast Asian (SEA) and northeast Asia (NEA) ex-China petrochemica...

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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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Environmental crises: no “silver bullet” solution but petchems must get this right
29th April 2021 by

By John Richardson NO one-size-fits-all technological solution to the climate change and plastic was...

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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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China PP and styrene Q1 apparent demand seems to indicate slowdown
25th April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE MUST BE careful here. If 2020 taught is anything, it is that China has the cap...

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China quarter-on-quarter data finally confirms loss of growth momentum
22nd April 2021 by

By John Richardson WE WILL CONTINUE to stumble around in the dark unless we gain a much better under...

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Global supply chain disruptions may maintain, or even add to, regional petchem imbalances
20th April 2021 by

By John Richardson THE GLOBAL petrochemicals business looks set to remain largely in the dark about ...

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China threatens to shift global petrochemicals from inflation to deflation as self-sufficiency increases
18th April 2021 by

By John Richardson POLYPROPYLENE (PP) producers in Europe and the US are making very good money as t...

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China government focus changes to reigning in credit, controlling debts
15th April 2021 by

By John Richardson CHINESE government statements have always been incredibly important for fathoming...

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