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Gain insight into propylene price and global markets with cutting-edge data on commercial trends, supply/demand and capacity.

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Access industry-leading data from the propylene market experts

Underpinned by our long term data and analysis, use our suite of propylene research to understand the feedstock trends and also to build a picture of supply/demand of propylene’s key derivatives, particularly polypropylene.

Features at a glance

To help you assess the propylene industry and its key derivatives, we offer three services:

  • Propylene short-term service
  • Propylene long-term service
  • Propylene asset benchmarking tool (ABT)

Propylene short-term service

Gain an integrated view of global short-term supply and demand, capacities, and pricing with granular analysis and expert insights of chemical markets.

Our propylene short-term service includes a monthly report that includes analysis and forecasting of propylene markets in North America, Europe, and Asia. The analysis takes a view from oil to refining to NGLs and applies them to the propylene value chains for a fully integrated view of the market.

The service analyses prices and iteratively solves the market around constraints on inventories, plant uptime, market trading sentiment, and more in order to predict changes in feedstock choices available to the market. 

Propylene long-term service

Optimise your market position and commercial strategy with an integrated view of long-term market dynamics and strategic insights of global propylene markets.

Our long-term propylene service is updated twice per year with analysis and forecasting of the global propylene market over the next 30 years and a historical view back to 2005. The service leverages an integrated view of energy, NGLs, refined products and other feedstocks through to the propylene derivative value-chains.

The service covers supply, demand, trade and regional price, cost, and margin forecasts for propylene. The underlying analysis incorporates feedstock and technology assessments as part of the global supply/demand balance. Forecast global demand is built up from an in-house economic view and integration into parallel services covering the major propylene derivatives.

Propylene asset benchmarking tool (ABT)

Maximise the performance of your current operations or supply chain using our asset-by-asset evaluation of cost and production metrics.

Our propylene ABT integrates with our Propylene Strategic Planning Outlook, Ethylene Asset Benchmarking Tool and other related Wood Mackenzie services to provide a comprehensive view of the market. Use the tool to analyse the cost of propylene supply using trusted price forecasts and rigorous data files, understand key global data by asset, company and country level, benchmark performance of competitor assets, and more.

  • 730 detailed asset profiles of global existing and firm/likely projects
  • Long term outlook: forecast out to 2040
  • Globally and regionally focussed insights
  • Bi-annual product update

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Designed to help you:
  • Examine the outlook on product costs and profitability for propylene and key feedstocks
  • Recognise pricing and demand patterns
  • Understand the supply/demand outlook both globally and on a granular regional level
  • Identify inter-regional trade patterns and arbitrage opportunities
  • Assess the impact of demand growth, new investments and technology changes
  • Identify opportunities and manage risk in the commodity chemical markets

  • Access our subject matter experts for fast responses to your inquiries