Post-Iran Sanctions - What this means for Middle East polymers?

A free webinar on the likely impact of post-Iran sanctions on Middle East polymers

Following the lifting of Iranian sanctions, there is intensified competition between Iran and its Middle East neighbours in the polymers scene. Market players are now faced with the following questions:

  • How is the rest of the Middle East handling the plunge in crude oil prices?
  • What is the impact of the Saudi subsidies cut on polymers market?
  • Will polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polystyrene (PS) demand be able to bounce back?
  • How ICIS responds to market changes
  • How will Iran play a role in all of this?

Drawing on the unrivalled market intelligence capabilities of ICIS, this webinar will examine the dynamics in a post-sanctions environment and the impact on the Middle East polymers market, including:

  • The implications for the Middle East polymers market, following the lifting of sanctions
  • Key developments in Iran’s polymers sector
  • Price and capacities of Middle East polymers
  • Supply and demand balances of polymers including PVC and PS
  • The near-term outlook of Middle East polymers
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ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. Some 350 of ICIS’s staff are journalists engaged in reporting market prices and news, and ICIS is fully committed to upholding the highest journalistic principles of verification, corroboration and authentication. ICIS has a compliance framework that along with its methodologies and business processes adheres to the requirements of the IOSCO PRA Principles.

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Reed Business Information provides information and online data services to business professionals worldwide. Customers have access to our high-value industry data, analytics, information and tools. Our strong global brands hold market-leading positions across a wide range of industry sectors including banking, petrochemicals and aviation where we help customers make key strategic decisions every day. RBI is part of RELX Group plc, a world-leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries.

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RELX Group is a world‐leading provider of information solutions for professional customers across industries. The group employs about 28,500 people of whom half are in North America. RELX PLC, the London Stock Exchange listed shareholding vehicle, holds 52.9% of the shares in RELX Group. RELX NV, the Amsterdam Stock Exchange listed shareholding vehicle, holds 47.1% of the shares in RELX Group. The shares are traded on the London, Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges using the following ticker symbols: London: REL; Amsterdam: REN; New York: RELX and RENX. The total market capitalisation is approximately €32.2bnbn/£23.6bn.

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