Daily Chemical Reactions

The Bones – Building & Construction Input Cost Inflation In Focus, Chemical Sector Issues Mount
March 26, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PC, PU, etc), Ethylene, Propylene, Carbon, Ethylbenzene, Ammonia, Hydrogen, Methanol, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, OxyChem, Formosa Plastics, Shintech, BASF, Huntsman, Dow, Covestro, BHP, H.B. Fuller, Haldor Topsoe, Berry, Ineos, Lummus, Braskem, Tessenderlo, Wood, CNOOC, Total, OQ Chemicals, Methanex, SCC, Sadara, Herman Miller, ExxonMobil, Tenaris, NextDecade, Occidental

Daily Chemical Reaction

The Bones – Building & Construction Input Cost Inflation In Focus, Chemical Sector Issues Mount

Key Points:

  • Building & Construction Materials market inflation has increased since the start of 2021. This report discusses recent price developments in lumber and chemical end products targeting this market, and related sector news.
  • We highlight pertinent chemical sector corporate items (e.g., BASF Capital Market Day takeaways; ExxonMobil, Braskem & other chemical production updates; Multiple sector capital deployment developments worth note)  
  • This report’s other relevant items include news discussing global chemical market impacts from Suez Canal freight issues, the importance of voluntary carbon offsets outside the standard compliance emissions markets to reach zero global emissions, and international freight rates near five-year highs.

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