New ICIS podcast: Searching for a better way to forecast China

April 1, 2019

Click here for my latest interview with Will Beacham,  Deputy of ICIS Chemical Business (go to the Download Episode icon, download and listen), where I discuss the great black hole that is always China. The long standing problem remains the unreliability of data for the world’s most important chemicals markets. I argue: GDP growth numbers are too unreliable, both historic and forecast numbers, to use as a basis for predictions. China is too big and disparate a market to treat as one country only – you have to break China down into different regions. My working theory involves these four regions: The rich eastern and southern coastal provinces; the struggling northeast, China’s rust belt, where manufacturing capacity is being shut down; the booming middle provinces, closest inland to the coastal provinces; and very poor far west China.

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