Mixed outlook for 2008

Brice, Andy
January 2008
ICIS Chemical Business;1/7/2008, Vol. 273 Issue 1, p40
Trade Publication
The article presents an outlook for the market prices of several chemicals in 2008. U.S. chemical-grade propylene and polymer-grade propylene sellers nominated hikes of 4-7 cents/lb for January. Polyvinyl chloride market sources are expecting 2008 to be volatile as new production capacity is due to come online during a period of weak demand. Asian methanol prices are expected to return to normal levels this year from the record highs seen in 2007.


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