The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Whole Lotta Love
April 5, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, Nova Chemicals, Formosa Plastics, SABIC, Borealis, Dow, LyondellBasell, TPC Group, Shell
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 – Whole Lotta Love

Key Points:

  • Global chemical supply chains continue to face significant obstacles, which favor commodity price support WoW. Though we expect a supply response in 2Q/3Q21, we do not expect a quick fix of this global issue.    
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values fall relative to US ethane WoW; US Butadiene rises WoW, while ethylene and propylene markets loosen WoW; Global polymer values remain elevated, with US values rising, NW Europe values holding, and Asia values modestly down WoW.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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