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Wanhua Q2 Update

Wanhua Chemical H1 profit decreased amid pandemic
August 20/2020
MOSCOW (MRC) — China’s Wanhua Chemical posted a 49.56% decrease in net profits in the first half of the year, as sales and prices both took a hit from the coronavirus pandemic, the company said.

Slump in oil prices also dampened demand and prices of its products.

Prices of pure methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI), its major product, decreased to CNY15,800-CNY18,700 in the first half year from CNY23,700-CNY27,200 in the same period of 2019.

Prices of petrochemical products the company makes also recorded a double-digit drop.

For the second half year, the company said it would adjust its sales strategies more actively based on market conditions.

The company targets to bring on stream its 1m tonne/year cracker at Yantai later this year.

As MRC informed earlier, ADNOC Logistics and Services (ADNOC L&S), a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) had formed a shipping joint venture with Wanhua Chemical Group. The new company, AW Shipping Limited, is incorporated in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), a statement by ADNOC said.