The Weekly Catalyst
Global Chemical Update – Train of Consequences
- Global chemical production costs rose WoW, while US polymer prices held up relative to falling Asia values. With logistic/supply-chain issues still sizable, US chemical markets will be cost-advantaged but stay highly volatile in 2022.
- We highlight our latest Chemical market thematic research, Danger Zone: Misplaced Optimism Possible In 2022 Guidance. Also, see our latest ESG weekly, IPCC Identified the Problem; Proposed Solutions Are Flawed.
- Other global commodity trends flagged in this report comprise monomer, polymer, and feedstock indicators relevant to gauging sector profitability.
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