Global Chemicals Outlook 2019

Expert commentary and analysis on the key market developments in 2018, with an outlook of 2019

The extension of the US-China trade war and concerns over a global economic slowdown have set the stage for a volatile period for global petrochemicals in 2019.

Written by ICIS market experts, the Global Chemicals Outlook series provide a comprehensive review of prices, market trends, supply and demand dynamics that shaped the chemicals markets in 2018, with an outlook of what to expect in 2019 for the following key regions – Asia and China, Americas, Europe, Middle East

What will you be getting from these outlooks:

  • Prices – trends, drivers and industry insights that shaped the chemicals markets
  • Information on import/ export activity and upstream/downstream markets
  • Round up on plant and production news
  • Supply and demand balances
  • Forecast of the chemical market expectations for the first half of 2019

ASIA

Asia

Are new on stream plants capacities something to look forward to in 2019 amid economic slowdown

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CHINA

China

How should industry players navigate China trade frictions and sanctions?

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EUROPE

Europe

Should European petchem producers be more cautious in 2019?

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MIDDLE EAST

Middle east

What should Middle East market players expect, amid the crude volatility?

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AMERICAS

Americas

How will political and economic tensions weigh on US chemicals in 2019?

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PRICING DATA- CURRENT, HISTORICAL and FORECAST

Our pricing data covers more than 180 commodities, focusing on all major trading regions- Asia, China, Middle East, Europe, CIS and US. Use our pricing reports to help you settle your contract negotiations confidently and shape your business strategies.

 
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PETROCHEMICAL ANALYTIC TOOLS

ICIS provides analytics tools to help you make critical business decisions and plan for the future:
 

  • Live supply disruption tracker and impact analysis
  • Price drivers and price optimisation analytics
  • Production Margin Analytics
  • A Quarterly Supply and Demand Outlook

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NEWS

Our extensive global network of local experts report breaking news stories, covering chemical markets and events influencing commodity prices and affecting your daily business decisions. Stay fully informed and support your planning with real-time, round-the-clock news, market analysis and production and force majeure news.

 
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SUPPLY & DEMAND DATA

Get end-to-end perspectives of the petrochemical supply chain for over 100 petrochemical commodities, across the globe, with historical data and projections from 1978 to 2040. The database enables you to put the local or regional scenario in a global context to support your business planning and validate commercial and growth strategies.

 
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Commodities covered in the outlooks:

  • Acids
  • Alcohols
  • Aromatics and derivatives
  • Base oils
  • Chor-alkali
  • Feedstocks & Intermediates
  • Fibre Chain Intermediates
  • Olefins
  • Polyurethane Chain
  • Polyolefins& Plastics
  • Rubber
  • Surfactants & Oleochemicals
  • Solvents
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