Unprecedented levels of political and economic uncertainty, particularly in the US and China, are set to destroy the global economic status quo across the petrochemicals industry.
Yet businesses must continue to make high-revenue decisions with limited visibility and far reaching effects.
It’s not possible to know exactly what will happen next, but what decision-makers can do is plan for major change and prepare for likely outcomes in the short- and long-term.
A new quarterly study from ICIS
The first in a series of four detailed reports, ‘War of Words’ focuses on the key critical developments in the relationship between China and the US and how future trade and business policies are likely to impact the petrochemical markets globally and disrupt the ‘business as usual’ scenario.
Focuses on the most affected key value chains: ethylene, propylene, benzene, paraxylene/PTA and highlights key challenges and opportunities at a regional level for the coming 24 months. Key points covered are:
Whether you are an analyst, purchasing manager or trader, or if you are in charge of planning strategies and managing risk, this series of reports is essential.Find out why...
The report authors, Paul Hodges, chairman of IeC and John Richardson of ICIS draw upon their decades of industry experience in buying, selling and forecasting in the main petrochemicals product areas and geographies.
Working alongside a team of analysts and consultants, they scrutinise the seismic shifts taking place and assess their potential implications for chemical businesses.Read the market outlook written by the lead authors >>
Gain greater clarity
Understand how political and economic decisions in China and the US will affect global economies and businesses, and gain a clear picture of the impact on petrochemicals markets.
Dig deeper into the specifics of potential scenarios and outcomes and how they will impact your buying and selling decisions.
Identify risks and opportunities
Know which supply chains are most vulnerable and see where growth lies within the key regional petrochemical value chains regionally.
Anticipate vital turning points, protect your business against unwelcome surprises, and have the knowledge to make robust contingency plans.
Validate strategic decisions
Use insight based on industry expert analysis and underpinned by the powerful ICIS Supply and Demand database to make confident strategic decisions and back up your plans.
Gain a competitive advantage
Capitalise on the key geo-political and economic developments that are about to unfold, and take action before your competitors get caught in the middle.
The subscription gives you a series of four, detailed quarterly reports that respond to critical geo-political and economic developments as they happen:
Upcoming editions will broaden and deepen the analysis and are expected to cover:
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