Market Insight: Is China the new centre of booming PE demand?


China’s PE consumption has almost doubled in the last 10 years to become the world’s largest consumer, and surpassing the EU and the US. While China’s over-reported GDP numbers may not be the best indicator of the country’s performance, geo-political and environmental factors have greatly spurred the demand for recyclable plastics. This Market Insight details the domestic developments that have influenced the demand for PE.

Key topics covered in this Insight include:

  • What does peak demand for end-user products in China mean for the global PE markets?
  • How do government policy and environmental regulation weigh on local polymer demand?
  • How long will the trend of high domestic PE demand last?
  • What will be the impact on operating rates and margins?

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    China’s PE consumption has almost doubled in the last 10 years to become the world’s largest consumer, and surpassing the EU and the US. While China’s over-reported GDP numbers may not be the best indicator of the country’s performance, geo-political and environmental factors have greatly spurred the demand for recyclable plastics. This Market Insight details the domestic developments that have influenced the demand for PE.

    Key topics covered in this Insight include:

    • What does peak demand for end-user products in China mean for the global PE markets?
    • How do government policy and environmental regulation weigh on local polymer demand?
    • How long will the trend of high domestic PE demand last?
    • What will be the impact on operating rates and margins?

    Download the insight now

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