Europe Outlook 2019: Aromatics, Olefins & Polyolefins

Expert analysis and insights on trends that influenced the European petrochemicals industry in 2018, and what to expect in 2019.
 

Players in the European petrochemicals market have adopted a pragmatic approach to the challenges they face in 2019. However, much will depend on global market conditions and, in particular, the outcome of US-China trade tensions.

While demand is forecast to grow at rates similar to GDP in the year ahead, supply will be challenged by new global capacity and several major turnarounds.

Download the European ICIS snapshot for the aromatics, olefins and polyolefins markets to find out what ICIS editors see for the year ahead, and how 2018 impacted on the petrochemicals market.

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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
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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
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Players in the European petrochemicals market have adopted a pragmatic approach to the challenges they face in 2019. However, much will depend on global market conditions and, in particular, the outcome of US-China trade tensions.

While demand is forecast to grow at rates similar to GDP in the year ahead, supply will be challenged by new global capacity and several major turnarounds.

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