Asian Chemical Connections

US Risks Losing Access To 82% Of Global PE Consumption Growth, 80% Of Exports
20th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PERHAPS this week’s low-level trade talks between the US and China shouldn’t ...

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US PE Exports: Impact Of China Tariffs On Smaller Markets
17th August 2018 by

By John Richardson LET US assume for downside planning purposes that the Chinese 25% tariffs against...

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China tariffs: Quantifying The Impact On US Petchems And Energy
13th August 2018 by

By John Richardson PRESIDENT Trump believes he is winning the trade war with China because of the mu...

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China 25% Tariffs On US PE Imports Extended To All HDPE, Nearly All LLDPE
10th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA has extended its 25% import tariffs on US polyethylene (PE) to include all ...

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China’s Latest Threat Of US Methanol Tariff Perfectly Targeted
6th August 2018 by

By John Richardson CHINA crunches exactly the same data as the rest of us, as I warned on Friday wh...

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Global Trade War: $12.4bn of US Petchems Exports At Risk
9th March 2018 by

By John Richardson THE CUMULATIVE negative effect on global GDP as more and more countries became in...

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China’s Pollution/Economic Campaign To Reshape Petchems
22nd November 2017 by

By John Richardson I BELIEVE that China’s environmental crackdown will continue to disrupt petroch...

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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...

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China Jobs Versus The Cost Curve
17th March 2014 by

By John Richardson ACHIEVING approval for any new petrochemicals projects in China is going to be a ...

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China’s “Overwhelming” Overcapacity
18th April 2013 by

By John Richardson A HOPE being expressed by chemicals and polymer traders and producers the blog ha...

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