Asia Plastics Outlook 2019

Demand growth for PE in most Asian markets is expected to be slower in 2019, in tandem with the global economic slowdown, uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical market and rising environmental concerns on plastic waste. In the meanwhile, Polypropylene (PP) spot prices in southeast Asia may continue to be suppressed moving into the first quarter of 2019 as the market continues to grapple with fresh supplies and tepid downstream demand amid global trade tensions.

Download this special publication by ICIS for an in-depth look at the opportunities and threats shaping Asia’s plastics markets in 2019.

Key commodities covered in this report include:

  • Plasticizers
  • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) and Butanediol (BDO)
  • Polycarbonate
  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

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    Demand growth for PE in most Asian markets is expected to be slower in 2019, in tandem with the global economic slowdown, uncertainty surrounding the geopolitical market and rising environmental concerns on plastic waste. In the meanwhile, Polypropylene (PP) spot prices in southeast Asia may continue to be suppressed moving into the first quarter of 2019 as the market continues to grapple with fresh supplies and tepid downstream demand amid global trade tensions.

    Download this special publication by ICIS for an in-depth look at the opportunities and threats shaping Asia’s plastics markets in 2019.

    Key commodities covered in this report include:

    • Plasticizers
    • Polybutylene Terephthalate (PBT) and Butanediol (BDO)
    • Polycarbonate
    • Polyethylene (PE)
    • Polypropylene (PP)
    • Polystyrene
    • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

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