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World Analysis - Acetyls

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Acetyls is an annual study that covers historical trends and forecasts for acetyls supply/demand fundamentals over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast). Clients receive detailed data on acetyls and major derivatives in 10 geographic regions with ten-year market forecasts.

In recent years, global acetic acid capacity growth has outstripped demand, leading to a significant decline in global operating rates. This is partly due to the worldwide recession that began in 2008. However, industry patterns have been uneven, with demand declining in industrialized regions just as it has been rising rapidly in most developing economies. Global utilization rates are forecast to improve from 2015 onwards, as demand growth catches up with earlier supply growth. China is now both a huge producer and consumer of acetic acid, with its production capacity forecasted to increase fivefold over the next decade; at the same time, China has become a net exporter of acetic acid. New capacity has also begun to come on stream in the Middle East, and two projects for world-scale new capacity in India have been announced. In addition, the resurgence in the North American methanol industry based on low-cost, abundant shale gas may well result in acetic acid – and derivative - capacity expansions and newbuilds. These unprecedented capacity additions are reshaping global trade patterns for acetic acid and its derivatives.

IHS Chemical World Analysis - Acetyls examines historical trends and long term projections for supply/demand, production, capacity, and trade of the global acetyls industry over a 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast).

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Acetyls 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 one update to the supply/demand database. The study’s conclusions, with text and graphs, are provided online; as are the Excel files for the supply/demand flat file and the regional supply/demand graphs.

A partial list of acetyls derivatives covered includes:

  • Acetic Acid
  • Vinyl Acetate Monomer
  • Acetic Anhydride
  • Cellulose Acetate
  • Butyl Acetate
  • Ethyl Acetate
  • Terephthalic Acid
  • Monochloroacetic Acid
  • Ethylene Vinyl Acetate
  • Ethylene Vinyl Alcohol
  • Polyvinyl Acetate
  • Polyvinyl Alcohol
  • Vinyl Acetate Ethylene

Concepts covered:

  • World, regional and country-by-country analysis of market structure, strategic issues and emerging trends over an 16-year period (five-year history, base year, ten-year forecast)
  • Supply/demand balances for acetyls for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all acetyls producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major acetyls derivatives
  • Trade grids for acetyls

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Acetyls includes:

  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Capacity Database online, with updates as they occur through the year
  • 12-Month Access to IHS Chemical's Supply/Demand Database online, with one update
  • Access to IHS Chemical consultants who will provide a reasonable amount of consulting, explanation and basic support in order to understand the analysis
  • Print copies available at an extra charge
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