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Petrochemical Industry Overview

Table of Contents

Section Page Number

Introduction5
Industry trends/market drivers6
Supply and demand by region7
World7
Sources of basic petrochemicals7
Crude oil8
Coal9
Natural gas9
Natural gas liquids10
Capacity11
Production12
United States17
Sources of basic petrochemicals17
Coal-derived chemicals18
Crude petroleum–based chemicals20
Natural gas–derived chemicals22
Natural gas liquids–derived chemicals24
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock26
Methanol26
Olefins27
Aromatics30
Production32
Consumption34
Price35
Trade39
Latin America43
Sources of basic petrochemicals43
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock45
Methanol45
Olefins45
Aromatics47
Production48
Consumption49
Trade49
Western Europe50
Sources of basic petrochemicals50
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock52
Methanol52
Olefins52
Aromatics54
Production56
Consumption56
Price57
Trade58
Middle East59
Sources of basic petrochemicals59
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock61
Methanol61
Olefins61
Aromatics62
Production63
Consumption64
Trade65
Japan66
Sources of basic petrochemicals66
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock68
Methanol68
Olefins68
Aromatics69
Production70
Consumption72
Price73
Trade74
China74
Sources of basic petrochemicals74
Supply of basic petrochemicals by type of feedstock76
Methanol76
Olefins77
Aromatics80
Production81
Consumption82
Trade83
Bibliography83

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