BARCELONA (ICIS)--The international chemical markets have been distorted by logistics bottlenecks and panic buying - but there is optimism for 2021 and beyond.
- Lack of China data makes economy, chemicals difficult to assess
- China's recovery driven by raw material imports, finished good exports
- Panic buying may disguise health of underlying real demand
- Container shortage continues to disrupt markets
- A financial market bubble?
- Global chemical production, capacity utilisation rose sharply in January
- Optimism for 2021
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