The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – More Than A Pipe Dream
October 19, 2020
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, Formosa, ExxonMobil, CP Chem, Nova Chemical, LyondellBasell, Shintech, OxyChem, Formosa, Olin, Methanex, SCC, Natgasoline
Commodities Mentioned:
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

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – More Than A Pipe Dream

Key Points:

  • Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) spot prices hit five-year highs in the US and Asia, and we maintain a positive view of PVC relative to other major polymers.  
  • Other items of note: avg. China PVC and caustic soda values both reflect spot price support WoW; Ex-US petrochemical production costs fall WoW; US methanol spot values reflect a growing premium to Asia per our model.     

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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