Infographic: Timeline of the biggest developments driving China’s chemical markets in 2018

China’s chemical markets have seen significant market movements, with major developments like the US-China trade war and anti-pollution initiatives, which ultimately shaped both the domestic and global markets.

Download this infographic for a granular look into top news stories around these industry happenings that took place this year and their implications to the global petrochemicals sector.

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AcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsNaphthaPolyurethane chainSpecialty ChemicalsOther
Carbon EmmissionsCrude OilLNG / Natural GasRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsPower or ElectricityAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsPolyurethane chainSpecialty Chemicals
Carbon EmmissionsCrude OilLNG / Natural GasRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsPower or ElectricityOther
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ChemicalsFertilizers / Agri ProductsCrude OilRefinery By-Products / Petroleum / LPGCoal / HydrocarbonLNG / Natural GasGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsNaphthaGeneral Shipping / Ship BrokingOther Consumer Products and ServicesOther Industrial or B2B Services
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AcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSolventsSurfactantsUpstream FeedstockPolyurethane chainSpecialty ChemicalsOther
Crude OilLNG / Natural GasOil Refinery / Refinery Gases / PetroleumNaphthaCoal / HydrocarbonGasoline / Jet Kerosene / Fuel OilsMining / Metals / MineralsAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre Chain IntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSurfactantsSolventsOther
Oil Refinery / Refinery Gases / PetroleumNaphthaAcidsAlcoholsAromaticsBase Oil / Lubes / Motor OilButadiene / C4 / ElastomersFertilizers / Agri ProductsFibre ChainIntermediatesOlefinsOleochemicalsPhenolics, Chlor-alkaliPolymers / Polyolefins / ThermoplasticsSurfactantsSolventsOther
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China’s chemical markets have seen significant market movements, with major developments like the US-China trade war and anti-pollution initiatives, which ultimately shaped both the domestic and global markets.

Download this infographic for a granular look into top news stories around these industry happenings that took place this year and their implications to the global petrochemicals sector.

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