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World Analysis - Polystyrene

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

The global polystyrene market currently faces a dichotomy with the mature markets, like North America, Europe and Japan facing weaker demand, capacity rationalization and an emphasis on maintaining profitability; while producers in developing countries, like China and Middle East/Africa, continue to add capacity and compete for market share. Weaker demand and higher raw material costs have led to consolidation and/or divestment of assets in recent years, which will remain a key trend in the industry, especially in the more mature markets. On the demand side, polystyrene has struggled due to replacement in price sensitive end-uses and competitive pressures from alternative materials, both natural and synthetic, and increasing environmental issues related to some of the end-uses.

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

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

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - 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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