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World Analysis - Benzene

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

Benzene and its derivatives are typically used to produce many products that we use in our everyday lives. As a result of benzene’s diverse usage profile, demand for benzene generally grows at a rate similar to gross domestic product (GDP). Benzene is produced as a by-product in the production of gasoline, ethylene, coke (for steel production) and paraxylene.

In Europe and North America, gasoline demand is forecast to decline which will have a negative impact on the amount of benzene produced from gasoline refineries. In addition, North American ethylene producers have reduced the amount of naphtha cracked to produce ethylene in favor of cracking ethane, which has also lowered associated benzene production. Fortunately, benzene production in Asia will continue to grow at high rates particularly in Southeast Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. Exports from this region to North America and Western Europe for derivative production will continue. Naphtha reforming will remain the main source of benzene supply as Asian gasoline demand is growing and naphtha cracking is favored over ethane cracking in Asia, since the availability of ethane is very limited. Higher demand for polyester will also result in increased benzene supplies from the production of mixed xylene and paraxylene. In the Middle East, benzene production is growing due to the availability of advantaged naphtha feedstock and advantaged energy costs.

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

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Benzene 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 benzene derivatives covered includes:

  • Alkylbenzene
  • Aniline
  • Chlorobenzene
  • Cumene
  • Cyclohexane
  • Ethylbenzene
  • Maleic Anhydride

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 benzene for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all benzene producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major benzene derivatives
  • Trade grids for benzene

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Benzene 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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