The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Troubles A’ Comin
October 4, 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:
LyondellBasell, Braskem, Dow, CP Chemical, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Methanex, Natgasoline

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Troubles A’ Comin

Key Points:

  • US commodity chemical producers face margin pressure from higher net feedstock costs WoW. USGC propane cracker margins turn negative.
  • Global polymer values hold up WoW, but global ethylene, propylene, and butadiene values decrease. Methanol and energy values broadly rise WoW.     
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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