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Ron Coifman

Ron is a petrochemicals markets editor at ClipperData. He has over four decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with a particularly encyclopedic knowledge of Latin America markets.

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03 April

Latin American PVC demand to track GDP growth



Ron Coifman

Demand this year for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in various Latin American countries will depend on specific political and economic conditions in each country, even as participants also consider resin pricing.

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26 March

Brazil caustic soda production on the rise in 2019



Ron Coifman

Brazil’s year-to-date (YTD) caustic soda production in January 2019 was 110,220 dry metric tons (dmt), a 19 percent increase compared with 92,690 dmt in January 2018, according to Abiclor, the country’s association of chlor-alkali industries.

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21 February

Challenges remain for Alunorte alumina refinery



Ron Coifman

The Alunorte refinery in Barcarena, Pará state, in northern Brazil, is not likely to return to full alumina production in the near future. The company cut production from full rates after heavy rains in early 2018 raised concerns about leakage from retention ponds and potential contamination to surrounding areas.

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MATT SMITH


Matt Smith deciphers and distills what is most relevant across the energy complex into cohesive and pithy knowledge you can use. The belly laugh is a bonus.

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DAN GRAEBER


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AMIR RICHANI


Amir Richani is a geopolitical analyst at ClipperData, with a voracious appetite for studying political, economic and social developments in Latin America.

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NOAM RAYDAN


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KEN SMITHMIER


Ken Smithmier is our Director of Research for Agricultural Markets. Follow along as Ken gets granular about grains.

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Josh Lowell is an energy analyst at ClipperData. He specializes in marine fuels, and is known for talking about IMO2020 in his sleep.

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RON COIFMAN


Ron Coifman Ron is a petrochemicals markets editor at ClipperData. He has over four decades of experience in the petrochemical industry, with a particularly encyclopedic knowledge of Latin America markets.

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