As China’s outlook darkens, the competitive landscape is fast evolving for global plastics. Industry players must review their strategy and seek new sources of growth.
This outlook piece will answer these questions and more, offering insights into market developments and the global outlook for 2015.
Get a retrospective outlook for key energy markets including Oil; Carbon, Coal, and Power.
Speakers from the ICIS World Base Oils & Lubricants conference in London are interviewed in the latest ICIS interactive publication.
They comment on the outlook for base oils and lubricants, the future for brightstock and re-refined oils, and how lube producers have seen margins increase over the last decade as they moved to higher quality.
The European Power Trading Report (EPTR) covers quarterly updates on key market insights for 14 different European countries.
Gain access to the widest range of established markets, but also developing European Power markets ,such as Romania, Bulgaria, Greece and Turkey.
The ICIS Power Index (IPI) gives homes and businesses an insight into price trends on the UK wholesale electricity market.
The IPI is published daily by ICIS, an independent authority on UK electricity market pricing, and is available at no charge.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies list provides you with a further dissection and analysis of the Top 100 Chemical Companies.
It includes the Top 10 chemical companies in each region with detailed analysis and comprehensive commentary. This feature is published annually in ICIS Chemical Business.
The Chinese government has been offering firm support to aid the development of the LNG sector, bringing about an increase in investment opportunities throughout the country.
Download this free whitepaper to gain a better understanding of China’s LNG supply and demand, import capacity and construction of new terminals.
In this white paper we put forward our proposal for an optimised MSR that would enables the EU ETS to promote reductions in greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective and economically efficient manner.
We believe our proposed approach is able to handle a broad array of emission regimes (including high emissions scenarios) whilst preserving the integrity of the EU ETS carbon price signal.
The ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies 2015 listing highlights the top players in the global chemical industry.
Most chemical companies found it difficult to generate top line and profit growth in 2015 following a strong performance in 2014.
Mosaic’s long-term outlook for the fertilizer industry remains positive, despite declining fundamentals for crop nutrients, CEO James Prokopanko said.
Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Chemical resources; including:
Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Energy resources; including:
Easy access to a host of downloadable ICIS Fertilizer resources; including:
As competing market forces send mixed signals about the global olefins situation and outlook, uncertainty and volatility present challenges to industry players. How will the Olefins market fare?
With global aromatics growth expected to outstrip GDP and pressure on pygas supply increases, industry players will need new solutions to the challenges they face. ICIS’ Global Aromatics Feedstocks Outlook provides insights to these and more:
Scenario Planning for 2016 and Beyond Special publication features whitepapers produced by the ICIS Consulting team covering:
Examine how changing market conditions have impacted European Gas markets, with expert analysis of the likely market outlook for 2016.
Examine how changing market conditions have impacted European power markets, with expert analysis of the likely market outlook for 2016.
The change in the import patterns of polypropylene (PP) into Turkey has been quite significant over the last five years as Turkey’s polymers market has grown.
This infographic compares the changes in the top six suppliers to Turkey in 2010 and 2015 with some interesting results.
Access the latest Insight & Analysis articles from from John Richardson, Al Greenwood, Joseph Chang and Nigel Davis who discuss the trends that have made the fourth quarter of 2015 and the first quarter of 2016 so difficult.
Our feature publications give you free access to an in-depth review of key market movements in global petrochemicals, their impact on prices and what we can expect in the first quarter of 2016.
Broken down by region and commodity, these must-have resources will guide you through planning and business strategies as you start the year.
In this whitepaper, we take a look at the major trends expected in 2016 from today’s vantage point for regional petrochemicals macroeconomics, analysing trends in crude oil, gasoline and the PP, isocyanates and PVC markets.
On 16 January, world powers lifted the sanctions after the UN confirmed that Tehran has curbed its nuclear programme. With the lifting of sanctions, Iran can now participate in global trades.
ICIS has produced an infographic showing the possible impact of the lifting of the sanctions on the world of petrochemicals.
Falling natural gas curve prices in Europe and a warm start to the winter months has led to some significant changes in the storage injection and withdrawal patterns throughout 2015 compared to previous years.
Heavy restrictions on low-calorific natural gas production from Groningen in the Netherlands – Europe’s biggest gas field – boosted high-calorific natural gas demand in 2015. This is because high-calorific gas can be converted to the low-calorific grid when it is blended with nitrogen in a process known as quality conversion.
Access the full report and explore our ICIS interactive map; this shows how high-calorific natural gas imports and exports in the Netherlands have changed this year and the rising utilisation of quality conversion capacity.
In the wake of the upcoming Dow/DuPont mega merger, a tectonic shift is under way in the chemical M&A market. Can low growth and uncertainty lead to more transactions?
Read this special market outlook piece from ICB magazine's Global Editor, Joseph Chang.
European titanium dioxide (TiO2) contract prices have plummeted since Q4 2014 successively over the past year, according to ICIS price data. This is typically for standard grade TiO2, which is mainly used in the paints and coating sectors.
The reason for the sizeable price drop is mainly because of supply exceeding demand. Producers are restructuring and cost cutting to try and mitigate the structural oversupply globally and on the back of lacking profitability.
This infographic shows some of the internal, external and geopolitical factors which are currently affecting Turkish PVC demand.
See who's made the 2015 list of movers and shakers who have made their mark on the global chemical sector.
Turkish Energy Hub Daily is essential reading as Turkey continues to develop as an energy hub. We are happy to announce that the report is now available in Turkish.
Wholesale UK gas and electricity prices have weakened further with a mild winter and lower commodity prices, according to analysis of the energy markets published by ICIS, the independent authority on energy market pricing.
Download this free infographic showing the impacts of shutdowns on Q4 Caustic soda contract prices
Download this free infographic highlighting the top six exporters of Polypropylene (PP) and High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) to Turkey between January and August 2015
On 1 October 2015, Ukraine’s new natural gas law entered into force, with the country’s market set to radically change.
In this white paper, ICIS looks at a short-term horizon: this immediate winter’s energy market outlook, against the backdrop of a long-term horizon: a potential new reality for European power and gas. Could this really be the end of ever-rising wholesale energy prices? ICIS examines how the drivers behind this long-term trend are manifest in how this winter’s outlook has unfolded to date.