The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Under Pressure
June 28, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Dow, ExxonMobil, Westlake, CP Chemical, OxyChem, Borealis, Air Products, Linde, Air Liquide, Sherwin-Williams, Axalta, PPG, DuPont, Huntsman
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 – Under Pressure

Key Points:

  • US polyethylene integrated ethane margins remain near historic highs, while Asia ethylene values have fallen relative to USGC ethane. US ethylene derivative margins in 2H21 face pressure from more supply and higher costs.
  • Butadiene values rise globally WoW, while ethylene values decrease in Western markets but increase in Asia. Propylene also held up WoW in most major regions. Western markets continue to reflect sizable premiums to Asia.
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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