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Global methyl methacrylate (MMA) players have had a turbulent few years, and while 2018 has proven less eventful, there are still fractions in the mar
Planned and unplanned production issues served to offset the underlying structural length in European ethylene supply in 2018.
Expectations of a structural tightening in European propylene supply on the back of lightening feedslates and robust demand for derivatives have been
Earlier in the year, spot prices of dutiable polypropylene (PP) flat yarn in southeast Asia exceeded that of linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) p
China -The market mover of Asian aromatics?
2018 marks a new era for the fibre intermediates markets in South Korea as the country looks to expand its plant capacities..
Ontario Premier-Designate Doug Ford took the first steps to pull the Canadian province from the programme on 15 June.
In the barren depths of Western Australia’s outback, rival developers are racing to be first to produce and market sulphate of potash fertilizer drawn
There is competition between the world’s leading exporting countries in the seaborne ammonia industry.
With the impending arrival of new monoethylene glycol (MEG) capacity, there is a risk of oversupply from 2020 and beyond.
In 2017, China overtook South Korea to become the world’s second-largest LNG importer behind Japan.
Over the last five years, the European chemicals industry has faced uncertainty due to competition and dwindling domestic demand, with some financiers
The Middle East has established itself as a major exporter of polyolefins, with a strong dominance in Asia.
With the expansion of ethylene production in the US Gulf over the next few years, there is potential to increase the supply of co-products like butadi
The Middle East had been an established player in the global polymers market since the early 2000s for being a low-cost region for export-oriented pol
Free Infographic: Asia MTBE Tradeflows (2015-2017)
The phosphates market has grown in the Asia-Pacific region in 2017, with new plants coming onstream and exports rising out of major regions.
The world’s methanol market is shifting, with the growth of methanol-to-olefins in Asia dramatically impacting global dynamics.
The Middle East underwent significant geopolitical and political changes in 2017, impacting sentiment and trade within the region.
The European propylene oxide (PO) market has experienced continued tightness this year, which has seen a spike in the price of downstream derivatives
New methyl methacrylate (MMA) capacity in the Middle East is approaching, and with it comes the potential turning point in the global MMA market, afte
The first half of 2017 was characterised by three digit swings in the monthly contract reference price with a record adjustment in February when it wa
The ICIS European Ethylene Review of 2016 provides an at-a-glance reference view of the key features of the ethylene market throughout the course of t
A sulphur facility set to kick off construction by the end of the year could shift Western Canada market logistics beginning in late 2017.
ICIS has designed a flowchart to help you follow the path of petrochemicals from raw materials into everyday applications.
Since the 2014 crude oil price crash opened a huge spread between gasoline prices and fuel ethanol, ethanol blending has looked economically unattract
The first half of 2016 saw a double-digit increase in polyethylene (PE) imports into Europe when compared with the same period in 2015, as domestic de
India’s chemicals market has seen significant market movements driven by global developments like China’s anti-pollution initiatives
Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) buyers in Europe are facing further price increases for 2017, particularly those with contracts linked to ups
European titanium dioxide (TiO2) contract prices changed direction during the second and third quarters of 2016, following the substantial price erosi