The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017, impacting sentiment and trade within the region. As a key exporter of petrochemicals, the Middle East will soon be competing with other emerging global petrochemical producers, like the US and Russia, to sell to traditional markets in Asia, Africa and Europe. How will the Middle East position itself particularly as China becomes more self-sufficient?
This ICIS infographic examines key fundamentals you will need to focus on for 2018 if you are based in the Middle East or have a stake in the region.
Muhamad Fadhil - Head of Middle East markets, ICIS
Muhamad Fadhil has extensive experience in tracking and analysing petrochemical prices and market trends in the Middle East. His area of interest includes crude oil and downstream markets in the Middle East.
Veena Pathare - Senior Editor Manager, ICIS
Veena Pathare is a senior editor manager at ICIS, and covers the Middle East and south Asian polyolefin and base oils markets, providing price reports and news and generating price assessments that are considered as key benchmarks for trade in the industry.