The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Play With Fire
September 20, 2021
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
Companies Mentioned:
ExxonMobil, SABIC, Shintech, Baystar Polymers, LyondellBasell, Dow, OxyChem, Westlake

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Play With Fire

Key Points:

  • US polymer prices remain elevated relative to Asia levels. We discuss the current global market setup and why US prices face downward pressure.
  • Global commodity value shifts varied WoW. We find ethylene higher and butadiene lower in all major markets and flag broadly higher energy values.    
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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