Free Infographic: Trade flows for South Korean fibre intermediates

With the onset of the US-China trade war tensions, China has significantly dropped its import levels from South Korea for PTA. With changing capacities in the fibre chain, how will market players trading in and out of South Korea be affected? ICIS recently produced a free infographic that highlights all of the following:

  • Export data and trade flow of PTA and MEG from South Korea
  • Domestic production capacities of PTA and MEG in South Korea
  • Current MEG capacities in South Korea
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