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Pricing volatility looks set to continue as new ethane-based cracker and derivatives capacity comes on line in the US from the second half of 2017. This can be challenging for Europe’s olefins as they become more susceptible to global market developments.
This ICIS infographic reviews key developments in the European olefins landscape during the first half of 2017, as well as production and trade data for ethylene, and polymer grade propylene (PGP) spot price evolution.
The first half of 2017 was characterised by three digit swings in the monthly contract reference price with a record adjustment in February when it was agreed up by 49%. Asian demand had strengthened partly on the back of demand from the Chinese auto industry in particular because of expiring tax incentives.
This and the realisation that the concentration of planned cracker and BD unit turnarounds in Europe would likely heavily constrain Europe's supply, sent prices soaring.
New methyl methacrylate (MMA) capacity in the Middle East is approaching, and with it comes the potential turning point in the global MMA market, after a prolonged supply shortage.
This ICIS infographic examines the new capacity in the Middle East, the impact on trade flows, and what further challenges the market may face in 2017.
The world’s methanol market is shifting, with the growth of methanol-to-olefins in Asia dramatically impacting global dynamics.
Pricing dynamics are increasingly influenced by Asia and especially China. The growing amount of Chinese methanol-to-olefins (MTO) plants consume large quantities of methanol, as long as the price is right.
The European propylene oxide (PO) market has experienced continued tightness this year, which has seen a spike in the price of downstream derivatives such as propylene glycol ethers and monopropylene glycol prices (MPG).
This ICIS infographic reviews the underlying causes of tightness in PO and explores the supply challenges that could lie ahead, despite new capacity coming onstream.
It has been a challenging start to the year for a number of key petrochemical products. Some markets have moved from volatility to stability over the last six months, and players are questioning what the rest of 2017 may bring. ICIS has published a series of outlooks, examining supply and demand expectations for the third quarter.
View the latest video interviews and read the market outlooks in which the olefins, aromatics, polyolefins and titanium dioxide (TiO2) editors provide an insight into what to expect in the coming months.