PODCAST: China economy, chemicals fail to bounce back yet

Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)–Demand for chemicals in China has not yet increased strongly following the Lunar New Year holiday, and the country will become increasingly self-sufficient this year.

  • Few signs of bounce back in China’s economy, chemicals demand
  • China is moving to self-sufficiency, net exports in some chemicals
  • Rest of world will have to find alternative markets or close capacity
  • China likely to grow more slowly thanks to construction problems, demographics
  • Chemical industry needs to invest billions in recycling, new technologies
  • Chemicals CEOs must listen to brand owners, consumers, legislators

In this Think Tank podcast, Will Beacham interviews ICIS Insight Editor, Nigel Davis, and Paul Hodges, chairman of New Normal Consulting.

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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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