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World Analysis - Styrene

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

The styrene industry has embarked on a multi-year exercise to consolidate and rationalize the industry, and the results are starting to bear fruit. 2013 provided a glimpse of what is possible as styrene prices tested historical highs and margins rose to levels that had not been seen for over a decade. After suffering through record high benzene prices in early 2013, styrene managed to wrestle some of the chain margin away and hold on to it. Low inventories and seasonally strong demand collided with reduced styrene supply from POSM facilities and fall turnarounds to propel styrene prices and margins upwards. Global demand growth however continues to remain sluggish, but new styrene capacity is also limited. If the styrene industry remains disciplined with regards to new supply, better times may lie ahead.

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

Included with the IHS Chemical World Analysis - Styrene 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 styrene derivatives covered includes:

  • ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Resins)
  • EPS (Expandable Polystyrene)
  • K-Resins
  • MBS (Methacrylate Butadiene Styrene Resins)
  • Other Styrene Derivatives
  • Polystyrene
  • SAN (Styrene Acrylonitrile Resins)
  • SB Latex
  • SB Rubber (emulsion & solution)
  • Thermoplastic Elastomers
  • Unsaturated Polyester Resins

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

Purchase of IHS Chemical World Analysis - Styrene 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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