PODCAST: Chemical markets distorted by logistics and panic buying, but underlying optimism seen for 2021

Author: Will Beacham


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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Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.

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