The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – High Cost Of Living
July 6, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Dow, ExxonMobil, Westlake, Nova Chemicals, OxyChem, Borealis, 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 – High Cost Of Living

Key Points:

  • 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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