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 interviews with the olefins, aromatics, polyolefins and titanium dioxide (TiO2) editors providing an insight of what to expect in the coming months below:
Special Report: The effect of tightness in European olefins
Nel Weddle, European olefins editor, talks to markets reporter Pavle Popovic about the drivers behind the tighter than anticipated European ethylene and propylene markets and the outlook for Q3.
Special Report: Europe styrene market outlook
Markets reporter Pavle Popovic speaks with markets editor Vasiliki Parapouli about the Q3 outlook for European aromatics markets.
Special Report: Turkish PE to be weak in Q3, Iran volumes look for buyers
Markets reporter Ben Lake looks ahead to Q3 Turkish PE market with markets reporter Pavle Popovic. Will the weak sentiment of Q2 continue into Q3, and will large volumes from Iran continue to be a factor? Find out what the current market expectations are for the coming three months.
Special Report: Europe TiO2 supply tightness to persist in Q3
Markets reporter Nick Cleeve speaks with senior editor Heidi Finch on the outlook for titanium dioxide (TiO2) in Q3, after tight conditions and rallying prices in Q2.
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