The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Get Up, Stand Up
January 24, 2022
Companies Mentioned:
LyondellBasell, Dow, Nova Chemicals, Westlake Chemical, CP Chemical, ExxonMobil, PPG, Axalta, Sherwin-Williams
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 – Get Up, Stand Up

Key Points:

  • Asia spot polymer prices increased WoW toward avg. US levels, which we view as a plus for US producers. We discuss a few emerging factors that curb US commodity producer profit risk and could lift investor sentiment in 2022.
  • Findings displayed in our Sunday Thematic, US Commodity Chemical Margins Find Elements Of Support, are worth considering with this research report and recent views on commodity chemical investor sentiment trends.  
  • 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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