The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Chillin’ It
May 10, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Westlake, Formosa Plastics, SABIC, Nova Chemicals, Sherwin-Williams, DuPont
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 – Chillin’ It

Key Points:

  • Western commodity chemical prices continue to reflect premiums relative to Asia, but we find premiums shrinking modestly on average.
  • 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 rise modestly relative to USGC ethane WoW.
  • Other global commodity market shifts noted include Butadiene, Benzene, Ethylene, & Propylene. Supply chains remain far from normal near-term.

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