Petrochemicals

Comprehensive coverage of US imports and exports of all petrochemicals. Global movements of industrial gases and bulk petrochemicals. Including, but not limited to: olefins (ethylene, propylene, & butadiene), aromatics, naphtha, chlor-alkali (caustic soda) and methanol.


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Our US data is complete and covers all bulk chemicals. Our global data is concentrated on the biggest-volume movers. ClipperData is the only service tracking global cargo-by-cargo movements of bulk chemicals.

We deliver normalized data sets of movements of bulk chemicals: Olefins; aromatics, halogenated hydrocarbons, alcohols and intermediates, polymers, industrial gases and fertilizers, ethylene, propylene, butadiene, naphtha, caustic soda, chlor-alkali and methanol.

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Data that includes shipper, volume and declared destination, as well as actual loading and discharge points.

Detailed data on containerized chemical exports, with a special focus on polymers, including shipper, volume and declared destination.

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ClipperData Petrochemicals Articles

Recent Articles from Commodity Research on Petrochemicals by Analysts at ClipperData


US LPG Loadings Reaching Record Levels in August 08/18/2020 | By Tom Pawlicki

Naphtha’s price surge in May and June has made LPG more cost effective for petrochemical crackers that are able to switch feedstocks. LPG prices moved only slightly higher during the naphtha rally, and especially so in producing regions such as the US. As a result, a favorable arb developed for US suppliers, and loadings are […]

Impact on Olefin supply from petrochemical crackers outages 08/14/2020 | By Tom Pawlicki

Petrochemical cracker outages can impact olefin supply and feedstock demand in the ports where they reside, but mixed results from a few recent events may be more of an indication of things to come. Naphtha offtake in East Asia so far in August is up nearly 4% from July. Similarly, ethylene offtake is strong with […]

LPG Markets are Back in Favor 08/06/2020 | By Tom Pawlicki

July finished with additional signs that the LPG markets are coming back into favor, with overall offtake increasing 14% from June. Higher discharges took place in parts of Asia, where Japanese and South Korean imports each grew 24%, to 324,000 bpd and 333,000 bpd respectively. Greater demand from petrochemical manufacturers was a factor, as Idemitsu’s […]

Recent Price Gains in the Ethylene and Propylene Markets 07/30/2020 | By Tom Pawlicki

Recent price gains in the ethylene and propylene markets have been matched by chemical makers’ official selling prices with several price increases announced in recent months. Signs of a demand recovery from the coronavirus-induced slump continue to emerge. Global ethylene offtake is surging so far in July to 216,501 metric tons, compared to 158,684 Mt […]

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