Asian Chemical Connections

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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Risks for US petrochemicals once again rise as trade war takes another twist
15th March 2019 by

By John Richardson JUST when nearly of all us (including me) thought that a trade deal was about to ...

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China polyethylene demand forecasting: Forget GDP, look downstream and focus on regions
12th March 2019 by

By John Richardson THE TOP DOWN method of estimating polyethylene (PE) demand growth in China that u...

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China’s dominant role in global PE demand just got even bigger
20th February 2019 by

By John Richardson WE WERE already living in an incredibly lopsided PE world even before last year...

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US PE margins have further to fall on higher production, China weakness
18th February 2019 by

By John Richardson THE WORST is over for the margin depletion that’s been experienced by US PE pro...

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China slowdown: Loss of 7m tonnes of global PP demand points to new investment model
15th February 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S influence on the world economy has grown to such an extent over the las...

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China autos and polypropylene: Growth has peaked and will decline
13th February 2019 by

By John Richardson WHAT if the number of new vehicle sales in China reached a long term peak of 28.9...

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China purified terephthalic net exports to reach 2.7m tonnes by 2025
6th February 2019 by

By John Richardson LET’S START with the good news first. ICIS Data and Analytics had expected ...

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China propylene: 6.7m tonne demand hole threatens to swallow-up new projects
4th February 2019 by

By John Richardson CONVENTIONAL opinion is that the global propylene market is moving from a balance...

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The polyethylene world is now even more hooked on China
25th January 2019 by

By John Richardson CHINA’S NET PE imports look likely to have risen by an average of 20% in 2018 o...

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