2025: The Petrochemical Odyssey


During the Asia Petrochemical Industry Conference (APIC) 2016, ICIS consultants presented a paper examining the past, present and future of the petrochemical industry over a period of nearly 50 years. We have made this presentation available for you to download.

The presentation covers primary feedstock sources, the evolution of the refining industry, as well as a look further down into key chemical building blocks, derivatives and new application uses.

Amidst uncontrollable factors in the industry, ICIS explores how you are able to manoeuvre and possibly reposition your business for sustainable growth in the future, by giving you access to:

  • A review of fundamental shifts in supply, demand and trade flows
  • A detailed overview of the search for competitive feedstocks, and how this is reshaping the global industry
  • Geopolitical and macroeconomic changes, and their impact
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Featured in this download are three presentations by the ICIS team of consultants, covering: 

  • The New (And Old) Supply/Demand Drivers
  • Shifting Fundamentals in the Basic Chemicals Industry
  • Energy, Refining and Petrochemical Feedstocks

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An online database giving an end-to-end perspective across the global petrochemical and refinery supply chain. Data includes import and export volumes, consumption, plant capacities, production and product trade flows – from 1978 up to 2025 – by product, country and region.

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