BARCELONA (ICIS)--As coronavirus lockdowns are eased, it is important to seek out “micro surges” of demand whilst being aware of long-term trends such as the consumer shift to affordability.
- Get really close to end-use markets to identify pockets of strong or weak demand
- How collapse in smartphone sales highlights consumer shift to affordability
- ICIS Petrochemical Index (IPEX) collapses to 2003 levels
- All regions suffer steep falls driven by oil price and weak demand
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