The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Campfire Cologne
October 11, 2021
Companies Mentioned:
Dow, LyondellBasell, CP Chemical, ExxonMobil, Westlake, OxyChem, Shintech, Formosa, Olin
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 – Campfire Cologne

Key Points:

  • Western petrochemical producer profit falls WoW, lifting concerns that a downward trend has formed that could carry into 2022. Forward sentiment is cautious and not unusual as an abnormally hot profit setting starts to cool.    
  • Avg. Western polymer and monomer values decline relative to Asia WoW. Crude/Naphtha values move higher relative to US Natural gas/NGLs WoW.  
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

See PDF below for all charts, tables, and diagrams

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