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South Korea , Styrene , Benzene , Asia Pacific , Price , China , Taiwan

Asian styrene prices tumble, following in footsteps of crude
by Jennifer Lee
After hitting a more-than-5-year high in early June, Asian spot styrene prices have been retreating since then, disregarding short-lived upturns in early and late July. The cumulative slump has reached 25% in spot styrene, right in tandem with the loss of crude oil...
08-08-2022


PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , China , PP Homo , PP

What does China’s self-sufficiency mean for global PP markets?
by Merve Sezgün
ChemOrbis Stats Wizard shows that China’s PP imports hit a 14-year low in the first half of the year while PP exports were near a record high. Even though China still imports more PP than it exports, statistics clearly suggest that China is on the brink of self-sufficiency and winds of change have already begun to blow in global PP markets...
05-08-2022


Malaysia , Philippines , India , SEA & India , Thailand , PVC , Asia Pacific , Vietnam , Price , China , Indonesia , Singapore

Asian PVC back to pre-pandemic price league; players question the bottom
by Pınar Polat
PVC prices in China, India, and Southeast Asia were on a steady downtrend from the second half of April to late July, and spot import prices fell to their lowest levels in around two years, based on ChemOrbis data. Regional PVC markets are now back to their pre-pandemic price league with three-digits...
04-08-2022


ABS , HIPS , HDPE , GPPS , PE , SPVC , PP Copolymer , Import/Export Statistics , LLDPE , PVC , LDPE , Turkey , PP Homo , PS , PP

Stats: Turkey’s H1 2022 polymer imports surpass 3 million tons
by Merve Madakbaşı
Turkey’s polymer market size continued to widen despite uncertainties related to the global macro-economic environment. Total imports in the first half of 2022 set a new record high while easing freight rates, amid a global slowdown in trading, partially contributed to the increasing volume of imports...
03-08-2022


France , Europe , Northwest Europe , South Korea , USA , Company Updates , Asia Pacific , Spain , Middle East , America , Saudi Arabia , Italy

Global oil and petchem companies announce Q2 results
by Başak Ceylan
Global oil and petrochemical companies started announcing their quarterly financial statements. However, second-quarter earnings varied greatly by company, with several producers claiming record-high profits while others suffering substantial losses due to various headwinds, including elevated inflation and higher production costs...
02-08-2022


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