An exhaustive review and outlook for China’s key chemical markets

11 November 2015


China remains a major sales market for international exporters and is likely to remain a significant part of global business’ portfolios for 2016.

As a leading source of market information on global commodities and an expert on China’s domestic petrochemicals industry, ICIS has launched a series of detailed Annual Studies covering key chemical markets in the country, such as plastics, rubber, alcohols and other downstream markets.

The ICIS China Annual Studies provide insights and expert analysis for over 8 commodity markets, making them a valuable resource for creating robust plans for production and investment activity. The following studies are available:

  • ICIS China Methanol Annual Study
  • ICIS China Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) Annual Study
  • ICIS China Benzene Annual Study
  • ICIS China Styrene Monomer (SM) Annual Study
  • ICIS China Monoethylene Glycol (MEG) Annual Study
  • ICIS China Styrene Butadiene Rubber (SBR) Annual Study
  • ICIS China Polybutadiene Rubber (PBR) Annual Study
  • ICIS China Acrylate Esters Annual Study

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The ICIS China Annual Study in PDF format

  • A complete market overview of 2015
  • Analysis of current supply/demand, and a one-year forecast
  • Expert analysis of price trends, drivers and margins
  • Commentary on the long-term impact on international players
  • Insights into the driving factors for 2016 – feedstock, imports/exports and so much more

Enhanced data handling with Excel
All of the data from the Annual Studies is available in Excel format, enabling instant integration with your forecasts, calculations and business plans. Manipulate and customise your analytics view to make data more meaningful.

Half-year update
Stay abreast of opportunities and risks with a bi-annual update, ensuring you have the latest forecast data on supply and demand

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ICIS is the world's largest petrochemical market information provider and has fast-growing energy and fertilizer divisions. Our aim is to give companies in global commodities markets a competitive advantage by delivering trusted pricing data, high-value news, analysis and independent consulting, enabling our customers to make better-informed trading and planning decisions. We have more than 30 years' experience in providing pricing information, news, analysis and consulting to buyers, sellers and analysts.

With a global staff of more than 800, ICIS has employees based in Houston, Washington, New York, London, Montpellier, Dusseldorf, Karlsruhe, Milan, Mumbai, Singapore, Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Yantai, Tokyo and Perth. Some 350 of ICIS’s staff are journalists engaged in reporting market prices and news, and ICIS is fully committed to upholding the highest journalistic principles of verification, corroboration and authentication. ICIS has a compliance framework that along with its methodologies and business processes adheres to the requirements of the IOSCO PRA Principles.  

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ICIS China Annual Studies

Unrivalled insight into the country’s chemical markets

China Olefins Annual Study

  • Understand China’s rapidly changing chemical industry, with information on the extent of capacity expansion, supply/demand data, price trends, the latest policy changes and forecasts for over a year ahead
  • Retain your competitive advantage in China by gaining access to current market fundamentals, key developments, new technologies and downstream demand – plus a view of what to expect over the coming year
  • Make confident plans for the next year by backing up your investment planning and strategy development with analysis of hot topics in China, along with access to data you need

The ICIS Annual Studies give international players insights into current hot topics in China, as well as the data you need to plan ahead for 2016. The data and analysis provided facilitates robust investment planning and strategy development, backed up by realistic market expectations.

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Dedicated China coverage

China Olefins Annual Study

With the increasing trade and joint ventures in China, ICIS ensures you are able to optimise your portfolio, by providing essential information on pricing, market trends, local developments and supply/demand. Coupled with expert analysis and real-time news, we enable international chemical players to stay competitive and profitably navigate Chinese markets.

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ICIS publishes global Annual Studies, helping analysts and strategists assess the complex petrochemical, oil and gas industries in the medium-to-long term. Each study provides expert analysis and forecast data on supply, demand, production and capacity for specific markets.

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Supply and Demand Database

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Access to this online database enables you to gain an end-to-end perspective across the global plastics supply chain and make sense of the potential future scenario. Data includes import and export volumes, consumption, plant capacities, production, and product trade flows – from 1978 up to 2030 – by product, country and region.

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