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How will low oil prices impact US polyethylene projects?: Global polyethylene long-term outlook October 2016

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13 December 2016

How will low oil prices impact US polyethylene projects?: Global polyethylene long-term outlook October 2016

Report summary

Polyethylene (PE) is the most common plastic and is the largest derivative of ethylene, accounting for around 60% of total ethylene demand. PE is a family of three different polymers: high-density polyethylene (HDPE); linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE); and low-density polyethylene (LDPE). The complete report includes: Capacity and Projects; Supply Demand Balances; Trade Visualization Tool; price/cost/margin analysis and accompanying written report and analysis.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 35 images and tables including:

  • Regional growth phases by polyethylene type
  • Country/Region relative position on the S-Curve
  • Demand per capita vs. GDP per capita
  • Global per capita consumption (kg/person)
  • Global trade balance - by country/region
  • Total global polyethylene trade
  • China supply-demand overview
  • China supply forecast
  • Asia Ex-China supply-demand overview
  • Asia Ex-China supply forecast
  • North America supply/demand overview
  • United States polyethylene export position
  • Latin America and the Caribbean supply/demand overview
  • Latin America and the Caribbean net imports by polyethylene type
  • Capacity by product type 2005 - 2016
  • Top 10 countries by capacity in 2016
  • Year-on-year polyethylene capacity rationalisation by product grade
  • Capacity by product type 2016 - 2021
  • Capacity by region 2016 - 2021
  • Global Polyethylene demand by type
  • Global Polyethylene demand by region
  • Middle East supply/demand overview
  • Middle East polyethylene trade
  • Africa supply/demand overview
  • Africa polyethylene trade
  • Methodology: Image 1
  • Methodology: Image 2
  • Methodology: Image 3
  • Supply-Demand
  • Trade Visualisation Tool
  • Methodology: Image 6
  • Europe supply-demand overview
  • Europe polyethylene trade
  • Russia and the Caspian supply-demand overview
  • Russia and the Caspian polyethylene trade

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    Long Term Polyethylene (Oct 2016).zip

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    How will low oil prices impact US polyethylene projects?: Global polyethylene long-term outlook October 2016

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    How will low oil prices impact US polyethylene projects?: Global polyethylene long-term outlook October 2016

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    Executive summary

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    Executive summary

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    Global Supply

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    Global Supply

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    Global Demand

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    Global Demand

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    Global Trade

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    Global Trade

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    China

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    China

    PDF 96.29 KB

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    Asia (Ex-China)

    PDF 95.17 KB

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    Asia (Ex-China)

    PDF 97.23 KB

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    North America

    PDF 133.95 KB

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    North America

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    Latin America and the Caribbean

    PDF 88.75 KB

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    Latin America and the Caribbean

    PDF 89.79 KB

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    Middle East & Africa

    PDF 102.37 KB

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    Middle East & Africa

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    Greater Europe

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    Greater Europe

    PDF 105.09 KB

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    Methodology

    PDF 804.16 KB

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    Methodology

    PDF 807.16 KB

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