The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Follow You
March 22, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, OxyChem, Formosa Plastics, Shintech, LyondellBasell
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 – Follow You

Key Points:

  • The fill-out of global chemical supply chains to normal levels remains a key sector issue, with US production disruptions being most severe. Global prices will likely follow the supply response timeline more than demand in 2Q21.
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values drop relative to USGC ethane WoW; USGC spot ethylene and polymer-grade propylene prices decline WoW, while USGC Butadiene trends higher; USGC PVC rises relative to US spot PP and PE, and relative to Asia spot PVC markets.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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