The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – A Sky Full of Stars
May 3, 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:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Westlake, Formosa Plastics, SABIC, Nova Chemicals

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – A Sky Full of Stars

Key Points:

  • Western commodity chemical prices display historic premiums to Asia.
  • Asia polymer values reflect a broad-based decline since mid-April, with PVC being the strongest, & LDPE & PP being the weakest per our estimates.
  • Ex-US naphtha values fall modestly relative to USGC ethane WoW.
  • Other global commodity market shifts noted include Butadiene, Benzene, Ethylene, & Propylene. Supply chains to remain far from normal near-term.

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