The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Moving On Up
February 7, 2022
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:
Westlake Chemical, Dow, LyondellBasell, ExxonMobil, Nova Chemicals

The Weekly Catalyst

Global Chemical Update – Moving On Up

Key Points:

  • The US commodity chemical production cost advantage remains sizable relative to Asia, and global chemical prices increased on average WoW. This setting is positive for stronger-for-longer US chemical producer profits.
  • Our Sunday Thematic conclusions, Will Inflation Curb Early Year Demand Strength?, are worth considering with this report and recent research, Sunset Now: Cost Pressures & Delays Obscure Underlying Growth. 
  • Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.

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