Asian Polyolefins: The Great Transformation

Opportunities and challenges in Asia with a special focus on China

Webinar Video

How long will the good times last for Asian polyolefins?

Asia Polyolefins Webinar slides

ICIS hosted a webinar on 28 June, discussing the latest market situation for PP and PE and likely direction for Asian polyolefins over the next 12 months.

Our webinar covers the following:

  • China’s move towards self-sufficiency, and what it means for Asia
  • Opportunities in polyethylene, in China and beyond
  • The prevailing supply gap in China
  • Margins and pricing for Asia polyolefins
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For the 1st quarter of 2016, we’ve noticed resiliently strong demand growth in Chinese polyethylene (PE) couple with strong margins and profitability due to increasing requirements for packaging as a result of food safety concerns in the country. Do we expect this to continue up until 2017?

It is a different story, however we are seeing in terms of polypropylene (PP) where a decrease in demand continues due to coal-to-olefin’s production and China’s move towards self-sufficiency. Given this development, are we seeing other opportunities in Asian countries?

Watch this short video by John Richardson, Senior Consultant at ICIS for a review of the first quarter and deeper insights into where both PP and PE markets in Asia are headed.


Information and data in the video were taken from the Asian PP and PE price forecast reports. To preview the depth of information and forecast prices, request a free sample here.

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Polypropylene Asia price forecast report

With the fast-changing Asian polyolefins landscape, ensure you have the insight and data you need to make better business decisions.

Produced by the ICIS Consulting and Analytics division, The ICIS Asia PP and PE Forecast Reports include:

  • A rolling 12-month price forecast
  • Sentiment index, reflecting market expectation of prices
  • Upstream raw materials data on crude, naphtha and olefins
  • Summary capacity and trade flow data
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