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Assess the risks of tight supply and obtain insights on capacity and forecast demand for IPA and metaxylene.

Understand global IPA / Metaxylene production with robust scenario analysis

Global demand for Isophthalic acid (IPA) for use in PET resin and other products is growing robustly. Yet the addition of Metaxylene production capacity – the key IPA feedstock – has been slow allowing a growing supply gap to emerge.

With our proprietary data and industry-leading analysis on metaxylene markets, you will benefit from a clear view of global supply/demand of this complex market. Our country-by-country trade data is designed to help you evaluate how current tight capacity will affect prices over the medium term.

Features at a glance

The Metaxylene & IPA Global Supply Demand Analytics service was developed to help you understand IPA demand growth into the various end-product segments and to review potential PTA conversion projects and how these could impact global and regional trade dynamics.

It also helps you assess your business plans in the context of granular historical trade flow data plus analysis on floor price mechanisms.

You will receive:

  • Supply / demand by country and annual history for previous 5 years
  • Supply / demand by country and annual outlook for 10 years
  • Quarterly regional price history to 2010
  • Trade flows worldwide and on a country-by-country basis, in a trade matrix
  • Quarterly regional price outlook to 2020; annual to 2028
  • Investment options for the industry to 2028 including an assessment of current plant capacity and utilisation rates, plus a detailed review of the competitive landscape
  • Written report delivered annually
  • Consultants available via telephone to explain and discuss the outlook
  • Bi-annual data update
  • 3

    regional price history reports to 2027

Designed to help you:

  • Assess the risks and implications of tight metaxylene supply and obtain insights on where and when new capacity will be built
  • Build a clear view of global supply/demand and country-by-country trade to evaluate how current tight capacity will affect prices over the medium term
  • Understand IPA demand growth into the differentiated end-product segments
  • Review the possible PTA conversion projects and how these could impact global and regional trade dynamics
  • Test your perspective against granular historical trade flow data plus analysis on floor price mechanisms for IPA and metaxylene