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Commodity market insight

Expert analysis of the issues that matter.

A moral imperative – that of preserving the planet for future generations – is transforming the way in which we live and work.

Decarbonisation initiatives are accelerating at a pace that would have been unthinkable only two decades ago. Single-use plastics and vehicles powered by fossil fuels will soon be things of the past.

Few industries are more directly impacted than Chemicals and Energy. Optimise your decision-making and strategic planning with an exploration of the themes shaping the world of tomorrow.

Net zero

Navigating the EU’s CBAM: strategies for APAC companies

EU’s 2023 CBAM affects global trade, notably in APAC, with carbon pricing on imports and the goal of European climate neutrality by 2050.

Engaging suppliers to lower emissions: creating a pathway to sustainability

An exploration of the ways that plastics and chemicals are optimising supply chain emissions.

US Compare to Europe in Race to Net Zero

Europe is widely regarded as leading the energy transition, but how does progress compare with the US?

Digital Infrastructure and Net Zero Targets

What are the ways in which digital infrastructure can help the chemical industry meet net zero targets?

Circular economy

Unlocking the potential of recycling in Asia Pacific

Solving the challenge of waste management for the circular economy.

Supply chain resilience

In 2023, the European Commission released the final Delegated Act for RFNBO, detailing rules for renewable hydrogen production.

Closing The Loop

What are the necessary steps to implementing a fully-functioning circular economy?

Recycled plastics

What are the wider factors impacting the chemicals industry’s drive for sustainability in the region?

Energy transition

Europe’s hydrogen regulations: mapping the path to Net Zero

In 2023, the European Commission released the final Delegated Act for RFNBO, outlining rules for renewable hydrogen production.

The Global Energy Transition

An exploration of the challenges and unique opportunities presented by the energy transition.

Balancing the Energy Crisis

What will the role of natural gas be, as we create a balanced pathway to net zero?

US Compare to Europe in Race to Net Zero

Europe is widely regarded as leading the energy transition, but how does progress compare with the US?

Asian Chemical Connections

China’s PP trade may swing to net imports of 4.9m tonnes or exports of 7.2m tonnes from 2024-2030.

Relatively minor changes in PP demand growth and operating rate assumptions have big effects on forecasts for China trade flows.

Global PE demand in 2024 could have been 74m tonnes lower if incomes and population drove the market

Population and income-driven growth: global PE demand could’ve been 52m tonnes in 2024, China 10m, Developing World 13m, Developed World 29m.

China’s average annual LLDPE net imports could be just 300,000 tonnes in 2024-2030

CHINA’S net LLDPE imports could average 6.5m tonnes a year of just 300,000 tonnes in 2024-2030.

ICIS Asian Chemical Connections archive

Explore the ICIS Asian Chemical Connections archive for insightful industry articles.

Chemicals and the Economy

US Treasury Secretaries change their minds on trade and inflation policies

Western & Eastern policymakers navigate turbulent seas without effective trade, inflation policies. Urgent central bank reforms needed.

Oil and financial markets start to wake up to geopolitical reality

Oil surged 22% in 4 months from $74/bbl bottom. Geopolitics supplant economics in driving global markets.

Risks mount for US ethylene exports

In today’s New Normal, successful companies focus on customer demand over low-cost supply.

ICIS Chemicals and the Economy archive

Discover insights into the intersection of industry and economic trends within the ICIS Chemical and the Economy archive.

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