The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Smokestack Frightenin’
March 8, 2021
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:
BASF, Dow, LyondellBasell, Westlake, Covestro, PPG, Axalta, Berry Global, Tempur-Sealy

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Smokestack Frightenin’

Key Points:

  • Global commodity chemical price gains amid, in many cases, historically low availability will spur end-product price hikes in 1H21. This report frames the international supply setting, finding several pronounced issues in the US.       
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values rise relative to USGC ethane WoW; USGC spot ethylene surges to multi-year highs, while polymer-grade propylene falls from elevated levels amid increased supply; Positive momentum in China polymer prices fails to outpace US strength.

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