Daily Chemical Reactions

Forecasts For A Return To Normal Continue To Be Pushed Out; Europe Contract Updates; Other Items
April 1, 2020
Commodities Mentioned:
Polyethylene, Polypropylene, Ethylene, Propylene, Benzene, Butadiene, Styrene, SBR
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Sasol, K+S, Chemours, Nouryon, Nova Chemicals, Sherwin Williams, BP, Formosa

Daily Chemical Reaction

Forecasts For A Return To Normal Continue To Be Pushed Out; Europe Contract Updates; Other Items

Important dates for your calendar.

Conference Call with Andrew LiverisApril 2nd 7.30am ECT

Conference Call with BraskemApril 3rd 11.30am ECT

Key Points:

  • We discuss delays in US auto production restarts and views from Dow CEO Jim Fitterling targeting sector conditions – clients take notice.
  • Europe ethylene, propylene and benzene contract prices fall for April – not a surprise but the trend rings negative for US price negotiations.
  • We highlight several other items, ranging from SBR trends in Asia to the extension of NEV purchase incentives in China for two more years.


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