Aromatics head into calmer waters

The global aromatics market has been through a turbulent 2017, with supply disruptions, inventory fluctuations and unusual trade patterns. This article gives an outlook for 2018, and details why the authors expect calmer waters ahead.

Written by global aromatics consultants Rob Peacock and Rhian O’Connor, it uses data from the ICIS supply and demand database combined with their market expertise to provide expert analysis on the prospects for the industry. It looks at prospects for new plants, demand, inventories and trade flows for global benzene, styrene and other derivatives.

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