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World Analysis - Polyethylene

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

The global polyethylene (PE) market is the largest volume polymer business in the world today. Polyethylene makes up about forty percent of resins used in a variety of applications, from trash bags to automotive parts. As the industry matures and becomes increasingly integrated, key market drivers have become correspondingly globalized. New catalyst and process technologies are equipping fabricators and converters with improved and more versatile end-use applications. The ability to secure low-cost feedstocks from shale gas in the United States and produce PE from sugar cane in Brazil has revitalized production in those regions. At the same time, a rise in merger and acquisition activity has concentrated a growing asset base in the hands of fewer producers. Competitive advantage for these few may stem as much from access to low-cost feedstocks as it does from the ability to adopt innovative technologies.

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

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polyethylene 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 list of products covered includes:

  • High Density Polyethylene (HDPE)
  • Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE)
  • Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE)

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

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Polyethylene 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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