Polyethylene outlook reports

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Polyethylene outlook reports

27 May 2022

Global olefins: 6 key sensitivities to our supply outlook

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Global olefins: 6 key sensitivities to our supply outlook

Driven by ongoing coronavirus outbreaks, the Russia/Ukraine war, significant energy volatility, weakening macroeconomic indicators and constrained ...

04 August 2021

Record-breaking petrochemical earnings

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Record-breaking petrochemical earnings

Recent Q2 2021 petrochemical earnings have demonstrated exceptional growth. Numbers are up versus both the previous quarter (Q1 2021) and particula...

28 July 2021

Navigating the next cycle of the petrochemical industry

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Navigating the next cycle of the petrochemical industry

Across the wider petrochemical industry, Wood Mackenzie is forecasting a general cyclical downturn in capacity utilisation through the first half o...

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...

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...

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 ...

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