The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Uncertainty Prevails
November 15, 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, CP Chemical, Dow, ExxonMobil, Westlake, Shintech, Formosa Plastics, OxyChem, Olin

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Uncertainty Prevails

Key Points:

  • Uncertainties with the timing of a global supply chain reversion to normal and ESG compliance costs remain markedly high, limiting growth Capex and pushing corporates to target M&A for growth and portfolio adjustments.
  • Avg. Global polymer and monomer values declined WoW, with US values falling with Natural gas/NGL feedstocks and weakening relative to Asia. 
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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