Daily Chemical Reaction
Walking On Sunshine – 1Q21 Chemical Sector Profit Updates Glow, Demand Expectations Remain Bright
- 1Q21 commodity chemical sector reports display significant price/margin strength. This report discusses producer views for tight conditions to persist and several global supply chain and end-market items supporting their case.
- We highlight pertinent chemical sector corporate items (e.g., Dow, Saudi Kayan, Lenzing, Umicore, & Vopak updates; Sabic, Polynt, & several other price hike notices; Multiple Capex initiative items; & ESG action views)
- This report’s other relevant items include Europe carbon prices reaching a record high, upticks in Whirlpool product demand & input cost expectations, and updates on US refinery operating rates & US chemical rail traffic.
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