The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Word Up? Or Are We Done?
April 19, 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:
Nova Chemicals, CP Chemicals, Dow, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Westlake, TPC Group, Shell

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Word Up? Or Are We Done?

Key Points:

  • Global commodity chemical prices reflect broad-based support WoW. This report highlights developments facing several outliers, such as USGC ethylene and butadiene, worth considering in early 2Q21 amid supply chain shifts.
  • Other items highlighted in this report: Ex-US naphtha values rise modestly relative to USGC ethane WoW; USGC spot monomer values show support on average WoW, despite ethylene rising and butadiene falling; Global polymer values remain elevated, with regional values mostly unchanged WoW.

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