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World Analysis - Expandable Polystyrene EPS

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

The EPS market continues to be a two-speed market, in terms of end-uses, because demand into packaging is not growing as fast as construction applications. In fact, packaging demand is forecast to grow much below global GDP, while the growth in the Building/ Construction sector is considerably higher. Like many chemical products, EPS demand is dominated by Northeast Asia, which is the largest regional market, by far, representing nearly half of the global demand. Today, there are more than 100 EPS producers globally, with the largest producer accounting for just 4 percent of the global market, reflecting a high degree of market fragmentation. Fortunately, capacity additions have and will continue to slow, although considerable consolidation and rationalization are likely to take place over the next several years.

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

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Expandable Polystyrene 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.


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

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Expandable Polystyrene 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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