Global Chemicals Outlook 2017 Series

Expert commentaries on the likely direction of
key chemical markets in early 2017

Brexit, a Trump presidency, and stricter environmental policies of the Chinese government; these are some of the major developments that may pose uncertainty to the global petrochemicals market. How will these key developments in 2016 set the tone for 2017?

ICIS has launched the 2017 version of the global feature magazines covering a detailed market overview of 2016 and the likely outlook for the next 12 months for key chemicals markets below.

  • Plastics/Polymers
  • Olefins
  • Aromatics
  • Rubber
  • Alcohols
  • Surfactants
  • Base Oils
  • Solvents
  • And so much more....

Special feature: Asia markets-focused webinars

As part of the global chemicals outlook series, ICIS has put a spotlight on the changing Asian markets. Download now for deeper insights into key chemical markets in Asia.

Asia Olefins and Polyolefins Market Outlook Webinar 2017

Asia Olefins and Polyolefins Market Outlook Webinar 2017

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Asia Butadiene and Rubber Market Outlook Webinar 2017

Asia Butadiene and Rubber Market Outlook Webinar 2017

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Asia Aromatics Market Outlook Webinar 2017

Asia Aromatics Market Outlook Webinar 2017

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Asia Fibre Intermediates Market Outlook Webinar 2017

Asia Fibre Intermediates Market Outlook Webinar 2017

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Spotlight on Europe and the Americas markets

Watch the market outlook videos below covering key chemical commodities in Europe and the Americas.


Markets editor Katherine Sale interviews markets editor Vasiliki Parapouli on the outlook for PS and EPS in 2017.


Markets Editor Chris Barker discusses the optimistic but uncertain outlook for European PVC in 2017.


Turkish polymers:
Senior Editor, Turkey & Africa Polymers Matt Tudball recaps 2016 in the Turkish polymers markets and looks ahead to what is in store for 2017.


Phenol and acetone:
Markets Editor Luke Milner discusses the outlook for the phenol and acetone markets in 2017.

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US Benzene Outlook 2017: At highs not seen since 2015, where is benzene headed?


US Polymers Outlook 2017: Will polyethylene and polypropylene again be a divergent tale of two polymers markets?


LatAm Polymers Outlook 2017: What's the state of play in key Latin American countries?


US Ethylene Outlook 2017: Amid firmer prices, what is the supply/demand situation for ethylene as 2017 gets underway?

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