The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – When It Don’t Come Easy
August 9, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, BASF, Westlake, Total, ExxonMobil, Nova Chemicals, CP Chemical
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 – When It Don’t Come Easy

Key Points:

  • Recent movements in petrochemical feedstock costs suggest a flatter global petrochemical cost curve. This report highlights the weakness in Asia cracker co-product values and US premium prices amid logistical issues and uncertain regional supply availability that remain in favor of US producer profit.
  • Western monomer values reflect strength relative to Asia, extending their premium levels. Polymer price premiums remain but saw varied shifts WoW.
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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