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05 December 2019

The Chemical Reaction

Report summary

Welcome to the Chemical Reaction. In this rolling blog Wood Mackenzie analysts bring you their take on the trends and stories impacting the chemical industry. This includes: • Mergers and acquisitions • New asset announcements, projects and closures • Earnings reports from major chemical companies • Trends in the chemical industry. This is covered across Wood Mackenzie's full range of chemicals with analysts globally highlighting the key events in their region – and giving their take on events.

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Tables and charts

This report includes 32 images and tables including:

  • Regional ethylene capacity 2005 - 2040
  • Trailing twelve month (TTM) metrics for BASF, LyondellBasell and Westlake Chemical
  • Chinese PTA capacity start-ups in 2019
  • New plant monthly MEG production and capacity 2019-20: stairway to buyer’s heaven/seller’s hell?
  • 2019 and 2021 Asset Ethylene production by feedstock
  • Total US PGP capacity, 2019-2024
  • US propylene production by technology
  • Polyethylene capacity in Saudi Arabia (2019)
  • 2019 US benzene imports
  • H1 2019 US liquid caustic soda exports
  • Price ratios of propane and butane to naphtha in Europe
  • Theoretical ethylene production costs by feedstock and region
  • 2021 styrene global cost curve: position of proposed INEOS EB/SM asset
  • Ineos Earnings Summary: Q2 2019 vs Q2 2018
  • Indorama acquired assets (nameplate capacity)
  • Ratio of MEG / Ethylene European contract prices
  • 2017 polymer production indices reflect impact of Hurricane Harvey
  • Distribution of ethylene capacities in 2019 for operational steam crackers
  • Distribution of ethylene capacities in 2025 for steam crackers currently in project status (firm and likely)
  • European monthly planned and unplanned outages
  • Planned capacity loss by year
  • Geographical distribution of 2019 and 2020 steam cracker assets with planned turnarounds
  • 2015-2018: US grows in cumene net-export position
  • PET & PA66 share of airbag yarn demand into Greater European markets
  • INEOS Styrolution, existing global styrene assets
  • New SASA capacity to compete with large volume imports of PSF and PTF
  • Firm and likely PDH capacity by region
  • China supplies majority of US polyester industrial filament demand
  • Polystyrene producers taking a hard look at sustainability:
  • Timeline of the US-China trade war
  • Yeosu assets impacted

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