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World Analysis - Paraxylene

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

The ultimate end uses for paraxylene (PX) are polyester fibers and packaging, and they remain the preferred choice in the majority of the markets they serve. Although PX growth softened in 2012 in response to weaker economic growth globally, markets have remained tight. Supply has been relatively snug as new production struggles to operate at high utilization rates due to feedstock supply and operational difficulties. As more new production comes on-stream in the period from 2013 to 2016, operating rates are expected to move lower together with prices and margins. Asia (primarily China), where the majority of new capacity will be located, by 2023 will account for over 70 percent of global PX capacity, even after possible rationalizations. Despite the planned capacity projects, China will likely increase its reliance on imports to meet PX requirements of its polyester industry, which will significantly expand the global trade volume over the next five years.

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

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Paraxylene 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 paraxylene for each country, plus extensive regional summaries
  • Production capacities of all paraxylene producers, by company and location, both historical and planned for the future
  • Production capacities of major paraxylene derivatives
  • Trade grids for paraxylene

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Paraxylene 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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