Update on Asia and Middle East polyolefins markets

Due to the uncertain global economic outlook, industry players are still uncertain of what’s in store for the polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets in 2014. Will the Asia and Middle East regions face challenges in the new year, or are we expecting sudden growth in demand due to domestic consumption?

View these ICIS videos on PP which look back at the major market drivers in 2013, as well as the expected supply, demand, capacity and price developments for 2014.

  • What is the forecast for demand growth in 2014?
  • How will other global markets impact the Asia and Middle East regions?
  • What major developments can we expect for the polyolefins markets in 2014?


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Pricing information

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Supply and demand analysis

An expert view of supply and demand data for the global polyolefins market is available via our online supply and demand database. ICIS publishes information on global and regional trade flows, production capacity and demand from 1978-2030.

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Annual study

ICIS global and China-specific polyolefins annual studies give you in-depth analysis of past, current and future developments. Each study includes an analysis of capacity, production, consumption, trade flows and production economics. Supply and demand balances are included, with information on actual and projected derivative capacities.

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