The End of the Economic SuperCycle: Adapt or Collapse

 

A paradigm shift is underway in global petrochemical and polymer markets. China’s slowdown since 2013, and the consequent collapse of oil and commodity prices, exemplify the problems being created in feedstock and product markets.

Stimulus has failed to deliver the promised return to the growth seen during the Economic SuperCycle, and China’s demand is unlikely to continue to upturn the industry.

This infographic examines the end of the Economic SuperCycle and the two directions that companies can take in the new world.

New Scenario Study is a practical guide to growth

Scenario Study

Demand - The New Direction for Profit

The new study by ICIS and the independent UK chemicals consultancy, International eChem, is the culmination of five years of ground-breaking forecasting work.

It provides a critical assessment of the present economic landscape and a roadmap for navigating towards future profit and growth.

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The end of the economic SuperCycle

5 Questions to Answer

The end of the SuperCycle of growth, and today’s vast overcapacity in oil, gas and petrochemicals, means having to find a new way forward. To do that it’s important to explore and understand:

  1. What are the myths that have brought us to this point?
  2. The collapse of oil prices – what does this mean?
  3. How will China’s slowdown impact global markets?
  4. What demographic paradigm shifts are impacting supply and demand fundamentals?
  5. Where are the future opportunities?

The new Study – “Demand – the New Direction for Profit” answers these questions and more, providing a critical assessment of the present economic landscape and a roadmap for navigating towards future profit and growth.

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