The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Boogie Wonderland
April 12, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Westlake, LyondellBasell, Dow, Formosa Plastics, SABIC, CP Chem, ExxonMobil, RPM International, PPG, Axalta, Berry Plastics
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 – Boogie Wonderland

Key Points:

  • US polymer price premiums reflect nearly a five-year high relative to avg. Asia levels. This report frames this US premium in a setting of recent declines in US monomer values, tight European markets, & elevated freight rates.    
  • 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 further loosen; Global polymer values hold up on average WoW relative to monomer values, suggesting rising polymer production ahead.

See PDF below for all charts and tables 

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