The Weekly Catalyst
Global Chemical Update – Hook Me Up
- Asia spot polymer values reflect a sizable discount to avg. US levels to start 2022, which we think will shrink in 2022 as US prices trend lower. We discuss a few factors that could keep US prices supported longer than most expect.
- Our Sunday Thematic, Unintended – European Support For Natural Gas Could Lift Short-to-Medium Term Demand Much More Than Supply, studies several risks cited in our recent research of inflationary concerns for 2022/23.
- Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.
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