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Untangle the complicated butadiene market with global supply and demand, price forecasts, petrochemical feedstock trends and relevant demand analyses from the automotive and synthetic rubber industry.

Understand the automotive industry and predict future trends in production and operations

To remain competitive in this rapidly changing market, you need a comprehensive view of global butadiene supply and demand, price forecasts and petrochemical feedstock trends, plus the relevant analyses for the automotive industry.

Our Butadiene Service offers a complete long-term picture of the global butadiene market and includes cutting-edge data, reports and forecasts with an integrated view of crude oil, naphtha and other feedstocks through the ethylene and butadiene value chains.

Features at a glance

Global Supply Demand Analytics Service

Underpinned by our long-term data and analysis, this service delivers:

  • Detailed global butadiene supply/demand balances for every country in the world
  • Integrated and realistic view of feedstock supply and derivative demand
  • Crude C4 by-product supply, generated asset-by-asset utilizing our proprietary Ethylene Asset Cost Tool
  • Demand forecasting methodology integrated with refining/fuels projections for automobile production and vehicle miles (kilometres) travelled
  • Butadiene production capacities by operator, location, technology and size
  • Market price forecasts and ratios to naphtha for butadiene in all major market centres, including key assumptions for energy and feedstocks
  • Associated data files for butadiene including: capacity and projects, supply/demand balances, price and feedstock costs

This service also includes a graphical user interface which, for all appropriate countries and regions of the world, delivers the following:

  • Overview of capacity, production and operating rate
  • Butadiene-to-ethylene production ratios
  • Butadiene supply in crude C4
  • Butadiene production by extraction
  • On-purpose butadiene supply, where applicable
  • Butadiene conversion by primary derivative
  • Butadiene derivative consumption
  • Butadiene trade
  • Butadiene equivalent derivative trade
Designed to help you:
  • Examine the outlook for butadiene supply based on our ethylene cracker outlook and the relative cost for the key ethylene feedstocks
  • Recognise pricing and demand patterns
  • Understand the supply/demand outlook both globally and on a granular regional level
  • Identify inter-regional trade patterns
  • Assess the impact of demand growth, new investments and technology changes
  • Access subject matter experts for fast responses to your inquiries

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