The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Pushing The Boat Out
October 25, 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:
Dow, LyondellBasell, Nova Chemicals, CP Chemical, Westlake, Olin, Shintech, OxyChem, Formosa Plastics

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Pushing The Boat Out

Key Points:

  • Global chemical price moves WoW favor US profitability. While a plus for sector views with 3Q reports, the trend does not tell the whole story for 4Q21.     
  • Avg. Western polymer and monomer values mixed relative to Asia WoW. Higher PVC values and falling US Natural gas/NGLs are stand-outs.  
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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