The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Bright Side Of The Road
January 18, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Westlake, Dow, Nova Chemical, SABIC, Berry Plastics, IPL Plastics, Celanese, DuPont
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 – Bright Side Of The Road

Key Points:

  • US integrated petrochemical producer margins remain elevated on both a YoY basis and relative to 2H20 average levels. Today, we highlight trends in China’s spot polymer markets and a few 1H21 factors that may shift in 2H21.     
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values drop relative to USGC ethane WoW; China PET spot markets tighten, while several peer large-volume polymer chains reflect weakness; US spot propylene rises WoW, while ethylene values weaken after hitting a five-year high and benzene falls

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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