The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Lean On Me
November 23, 2020
Companies Mentioned:
TPC Group, LyondellBasell, Sinopec ,Invista, Kraton , ARLANXEO, Westlake, Formosa, Shintech, OxyChem, Olin, Methanex, Southern Chemical Company (SCC), Mitsui Chemical, Celanese, 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 – Lean On Me


Key Points:

  • US polymer markets reflect premium values in many products relative to overseas markets despite a sizable reliance on export demand – in this report, we discuss relative spreads and recent price strength in ex-US markets.  
  • Other items discussed in this report: the global petrochemical production cost curve steepens WoW; Asia PVC rises to another five-year high; Global BD market strength persists; NW Europe Methanol market further tightens    

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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