Changing PE trade flows in an uncertain market

CHANGING PE TRADE FLOWS IN AN UNCERTAIN MARKET

The European polyethylene (PE) industry is in a state of flux in 2019, affected by many external influences, which are also impacting other regions.

New shale-based ethylene and PE from the US needs to find its place in the market, and this is being made increasingly difficult with tariffs on US PE into China.

This infographic by Katherine Sale and Linda Naylor examines the changes to the global markets amid extensive new US capacity, the potential impact of a US/China trade war, upcoming cracker outages in Europe, and the impact on PE pricing.

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