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Ethane to Polyethylene: Advantage North America 2017

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What’s the key takeaway from this report?

The North American ethylene industry has grown by 3 million tons since 2012 and with 10 firm cracker projects currently underway it will expand by a further 10 million tons by 2020 – 28% over the 2016 level. And this is just the beginning.

Buy this report to understand how the North American supply surge will reshape global polyethylene trade.

What key questions does this report answer?

  • How will North America’s new capacity affect the wider market?
  • Will there be an industry downturn or can the additional capacity be absorbed by growing demand?
  • How does this compare to the Middle East’s Polyethylene supply glut back in 2009 – are there lessons we can draw from what happened then?

05 August 2017

Ethane to Polyethylene: Advantage North America 2017

Report summary

The “Ethane to Polyethylene: Advantage North America” study fully asses the varying levels of investment and the resulting impact on global trade flows under three different oil scenarios:  low, base and high. Global forecast of trade flows for individual polyethylene types, competitiveness analysis of all the investing producers and detailed analysis of logistics constraints and mitigation startegies are the major sections of this study. 

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    Advantage North America - Ethane to Polyethylene MCS.pdf

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    Executive Summary.pdf

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    Trade Forecast Dashboard.xlsb

    XLSB 3.07 MB

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    Supply Demand Dashboard.xlsb

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    Cost Analysis Dashboard.xlsx

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    Executive summary

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