US PE oversupply could have mixed impact in Latin America

New polyethylene (PE) production coming online in the US Gulf in the first quarter of 2018 could bring oversupply of product in Latin America, but the impact on each country will be different, considering that the regional economies are on different stages of development and have different import tariffs.

The impact on Mexico will be immediate because this country is already the largest trading partner for the US in PE, and there is an infrastructure in place for such trade.

Download the ICIS outlook article by ICIS editor-in-chief George Martin.

Download the ICIS outlook article by editor-in-chief George Martin.

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