The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Blaze of Glory
October 12, 2020
Report Sections:
Feedstocks & Energy, Global Ethylene Cracker, Spot Profit Analysis, Ethylene & Propylene, Price Trends, Polyethylene Review, Other Relevant Global Polymer Trends, Other Relevant Global Chemical Trends, Global Chemical Data Sheets, Flow Charts & Other Ancillary Data
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Formosa, ExxonMobil, CP Chem, Braskem, Westlake, Shintech, OxyChem, Formosa, Olin, Methanex, SCC, Natgasoline

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Blaze of Glory

Key Points:

  • We find continued strength in global petrochemical spot markets WoW amid production uncertainties (i.e. Hurricane Delta, etc.) – we think the focus now will incrementally shift from the surge in polymer prices in 3Q20 to the ability to hold current levels as global production surges in response.  
  • Key items this week include: China polyethylene price support WoW; avg. China PVC and caustic soda values increasing WoW; global spot methanol markets seeing support as US costs surge; and strength in Asia polypropylene.     

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