Asian Chemical Connections

Why China Will Rapidly Become Paraxylene Self-Sufficient
13th June 2018 by

By John Richardson WOW, what an opportunity. That might be your reaction to the two above charts. On...

China plans to raise ethylene capacity by 113% in major self-sufficiency drive
24th April 2018 by

By John Richardson IN SEPTEMBER last year, I had thought that China might raise its ethylene capacit...

China’s Polyethylene Market: Three New Scenarios For 2018-2025
23rd February 2018 by

By John Richardson THE above slide underlines the growing complexity surrounding China’s economy, ...

China’s Polypropylene Market: The Right Questions You Simply Must Ask
20th November 2017 by

By John Richardson On the surface, the above chart represents very good news for exporters of polypr...

China To Now Raise Ethylene Capacity By 84% As Self-Sufficiency Drive Accelerates
4th October 2017 by

By John Richardson SINCE my last update on 18 September, our ICIS China team have discovered a furth...

Three Scenarios For 2018-2025 China Polyethylene Demand Growth
27th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA leads the world in many aspects of renewable energy and has an electric veh...

China To Raise Ethylene Capacity By 71% In Major Self-Sufficiency Drive
18th September 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA could raise its ethylene capacity by as much as 71% and its propylene capac...

China And Aramco IPO: Win, Wins From A Closer Relationship
13th September 2017 by

By John Richardson NO SMOKE without fire? Perhaps, as there more and more reports that China will bu...

Tackling China’s Latest Steel Bubble: Implications For Petrochemicals
20th February 2017 by

Note: A technical fault meant I was unable to update the blog on Wednesday and Friday last week. Bus...

China Polyethylene: Increased Local Naphtha Supply Threaten Imports And Margins
6th February 2017 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S polyethylene (PE) demand grew from around 22m tonnes in 2914 to appro...

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