Polyethylene outlook reports

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Polyethylene outlook reports

30 October 2020

Five reasons why polyethylene markets are largely resilient in 2020

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Five reasons why polyethylene markets are largely resilient in 2020

Coronavirus has hit the world economy. Wood Mackenzie expects global GDP growth in 2020 will contract by 5.4%, and this is already weighing on the ...

07 May 2020

Healthy polyethylene margins in China – is it sustainable?

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Healthy polyethylene margins in China – is it sustainable?

The collapse of crude oil prices has softened the blow dealt by coronavirus to petrochemical producers in China. Naphtha prices have fallen 70% sin...

13 April 2020

How less competitive polyethylene assets will manage the demand shock

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How less competitive polyethylene assets will manage the demand shock

We previously examined how the pandemic response across end-use sectors has affected demand for different polymers. In this insight, we will furthe...

06 February 2021

Russian ethylene developments: everything you need to know

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Russian ethylene developments: everything you need to know

Russia is set to emerge as a significant contributor to global ethylene capacity additions over the next 7 years - with a forecast 6.8 million tons...

17 June 2021

In Focus: Ethylene asset benchmarking tool

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In Focus: Ethylene asset benchmarking tool

Welcome to In Focus, which forms part of the ethylene asset benchmarking tool service. Here our team of global ethylene experts keep you informed w...

16 April 2021

Chinese polyolefins resin exports – opportunistic or fundamental?

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Chinese polyolefins resin exports – opportunistic or fundamental?

China depends on polyolefins imports to meet domestic demand. In February and March, Chinese traders exported large volumes to regions paying highe...

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