The global automotive sector acts as a brake on demand for chemicals across most regions, leading to industry warnings of lower 2019 profitability.
As it is one of the most important downstream markets for many chemicals and polymers, many producers have been hit by the weak demand and low buying interest. However, for some key automotive commodities, the long-term outlook is positive with demand being driven by expansion of the sector in emerging countries.
Download our exclusive Global Automotive Outlook for H2 2019, created by ICIS market experts and analysts to find out what lies ahead for key commodity markets impacting the automotive supply chain in the second half of 2019.
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