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Special feature: Europe Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

Europe Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

Following the success of the annual Global Chemicals Outlook series, ICIS has launched the 2017 version of the Europe magazine which is now available to download. Get the latest rundown of the key market developments and conditions in Europe in 2016, together with a short-term outlook of what to look out for in 2017.

Special feature: Asia Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

Asia Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

Following the success of the annual Global Chemicals Outlook series, ICIS has launched the 2017 version of the Asia magazine which is now available to download. Get the latest rundown of the key market developments and conditions in Asia in 2016, together with a short-term outlook of what to look out for in 2017.

Americas Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

Americas Chemicals Market Outlook 2017

‘Brexit’, a Trump presidency, and the Chinese government’s stricter environmental policies – these are just some of the major developments that pose uncertainty to the global petrochemicals market.

How will these developments influence price and market movements in 2017?

ICIS answers these questions and more through the Americas chemicals outlook magazine and a series of short videos which provide a detailed market review of 2016 and analysis of the likely market outlook for 2017.

Olefins

Polyolefins market outlook 2017

Polyolefins market outlook 2017

The exceptional situation in 2015 for polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) markets plus a series of planned maintenance closures this year are affecting decision making for buyers. 

As we begin the new year, ICIS analyses the key topics and what to expect in 2017.

Infographic: European Ethylene Review 2016

Infographic: European Ethylene Review 2016

The ICIS European Ethylene Review of 2016 provides an at-a-glance reference view of the key features of the ethylene market including cracker output, supply and margins, pricing and international trade. The infographic also includes a European map of scheduled cracker turnarounds for 2017.

Geopolitical uncertainty increases risks for polyolefins

Populism turning world upside down

No one knows what the next 12 months may hold for global petrochemical markets. Will OPEC stick to their production cuts? How will the Trump presidency impact global trade relations? Polyolefins players need to be ready for uncertainty and build strategies to cope with a variety of scenarios. John Richardson looks at what the year ahead may bring for the Asian polyolefins markets in a world turned upside down.

Plastics

Market insight: European PET vs R-PET for 2017

Market insight: European PET vs R-PET for 2017

European polyethylene terephthalate (PET) prices have been rising in late 2016 and early 2017. Upstream price increases and a lack of competitive imports have caused PET prices to rise and this has led to some buyers reviewing their options.

Do higher PET prices make recycled polyethylene terephthalate (R-PET) an attractive alternative for buyers? Is switching from PET to R-PET a viable alternative? What impact are rising PET prices having on the R-PET market?

Aromatics

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the European economy?

What does Donald Trump’s victory mean for the European economy?

The monthly ICIS Macroeconomic November News bulletin examines if and how the continuous rise of populism will bring greater uncertainty to the European economy. Amid Brexit, the December referendum in Italy and concern over the upcoming French elections, the ICIS Macroeconomic Newsletter looks at how the aromatics industry may respond to the seeming trend towards isolationism and how this could impact the market’s liquidity.

Market Outlook: Mixed fortunes for global aromatics

Market Outlook: Mixed fortunes for global aromatics

Global aromatics markets have experienced mixed fortunes in 2016. US benzene markets have struggled with oversupply contrasted with a lack of liquidity in Europe. The future of the styrene market meanwhile seems to be looking up, following years of low growth and oversupply.

Ahead of the 15th World Aromatics and Derivatives Conference in Vienna this month, ICIS consultants Rob Peacock and Rhian O'Connor examine the markets and discuss key trends for the aromatics chains for the year ahead.

Other

Special publications

Special publication: Chempoint - breaking the barrier

Special publication: Chempoint - breaking the barrier

Digital technology and online marketing is becoming an important part of chemical manufacturers’ business strategies. This special report ­- produced in association with ChemPoint - looks at how it can prove an effective way of raising brand awareness, generating leads and boosting sales performance.

Special publication: ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants 2017

Special publication: ICIS Base Oils & Lubricants 2017

ICIS’s annual Base Oils & Lubricants publication is now ready to read – bringing insights into industry trends and issues, market developments, and technical and regulatory issues. Infineum looks at auto oils requirements and Chevron’s move into Europe is profiled.

Special publication: ICIS Interactive 2017 - World Base Oils London

Special publication: ICIS Interactive 2017 - World Base Oils London

In this special interactive magazine from the 21st World Base Oils And Lubricants Conference, ICIS brings you interviews with some of the key players in the market, looking at the main issues affecting the industry and what to expect in the year ahead.