Daily Chemical Reactions

She’s A Brick House – Building & Construction Input Costs Further Inflate, Demand Stays Mighty Mighty
April 21, 2021
Commodities Mentioned:
Plastics (PVC, PP, PE, PS, PET, etc.), Isocyanates, Lumber, Bromine, Styrene, Carbon Dioxide, Hydrogen, Methanol, Natural Gas/NGLs, Crude/Naphtha
Companies Mentioned:
AkzoNobel, PPG, Sherwin-Williams, Westlake, OxyChem, Shintech, Formosa, Dow, BASF, Huntsman, Kumho Mitsui, Covestro, Alpek, LyondellBasell, Berry, DuPont, Ineos, Innospec, Phillips 66, W.R. Grace, Unipol, Borealis, ExxonMobil, LG Chem, Solvay, Middleby, A.P. Moller - Maersk, Amcor

Daily Chemical Reaction

She’s A Brick House – Building & Construction Input Costs Further Inflate, Demand Stays Mighty Mighty

Key Points:

  • Building & Construction raw material costs have inflated notably since the start of 2021. This report discusses price trends in lumber, coatings, and PVC that target this market, where demand is currently outpacing the cost issues.  
  • We highlight pertinent chemical sector corporate items (e.g., AkzoNobel & Alpek business updates; LyondellBasell, Saudi Kayan, & BASF production news; Multiple price notices, Capex initiative items, & ESG action views)  
  • This report’s other relevant items include the Kumho Mitsui news to add MDI capacity in Korea, a display of ESG fund flows by type, and the Baltic Index nearing a five-year high last week amid continued freight rate strength.

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