The Weekly Catalyst
Global Chemical Update – High Cost Of Living
- US petrochemical feedstock costs rose relative to spot market derivative prices on average during the past month, resulting in margin compression.
- Western monomer value movements were mixed WoW, but reflect higher levels on avg. than Asia. Western polymer premiums remain sizable 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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