China's weekly LPG imports slump as COVID-19 dampens household, petrochemical demand
Weekly imports fell to 187,000 mt vs average volume of 340,000-490,000 mt
Gradual recovery in demand for PDH plants, but households still at low levels
Lower downstream derivative demand seen delaying startup of new PDHs
Singapore — China's LPG imports nearly halved in the last two weeks versus the February 2019 average, as demand from household and petrochemical sectors were sapped by measures to contain the coronavirus outbreak amid slowing economic growth.