The Weekly Catalyst
Global Chemical Update – Afterglow
- US petrochemical producers will broadly post record profits in 2021, but late 2021 trends suggest Western profitability is decreasing into 2022.
- We discussed US manufacturing strength partly due to the reshoring of production in our latest Sunday thematic. A positive trend for US chemical producers, implying margins, not volume, as the chief 2022 sector profit risk.
- Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.
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