World Polyolefins Analysis
IHS Chemical World Polyolefins Analysis (formerly CMAI’s World Polyolefins Analysis) is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for major global polyolefin market fundamentals over an 11-year period (five-year history, base year, five-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data and five-year forecasts for polyethylene, polypropylene and their primary derivatives in 10 geographic regions.
The global polyolefins market is the largest volume polymer business in the world today. Polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PE) make up two-thirds of resins used in a variety of applications, from trash bags to automotive parts. As the industry matures and becomes increasingly integrated, key market drivers have become correspondingly globalized. New catalyst and process technologies are equipping fabricators and converters with improved and more versatile end-use applications. The ability to secure low-cost feedstocks from shale gas in the United States and produce PE from sugar cane in Brazil has revitalized production in those regions. At the same time, a rise in merger and acquisition activity has concentrated a growing asset base in the hands of fewer producers. Competitive advantage for these few may stem as much from access to low-cost feedstocks as it does from the ability to adopt innovative technologies.
Against this dynamic landscape, IHS Chemical World Polyolefins Analysis examines supply, demand, production, capacity, pricing and profitability of the global polyolefin industries over an 11-year period (five-year history, base year, five-year forecast). From rationalization efforts in industrialized regions to aligning production with increased demand in emerging economies, this analysis provides valuable data and analysis for making informed planning and investment decisions.
Clients may order IHS Chemical World Polyolefins Analysis in book and CD-ROM format. Included is 12-month’s access to IHS Chemical’s online capacity and supply/demand databases, with updates to the capacity database as they occur and biannual updates to the supply/demand database.
- Low density polyethylene
- Linear low density polyethylene
- High density polyethylene