This report was released in october 2014 and covers the series of disruptions that the global chemical industry has faced over the last few years. The report provides an analysis of the chemical industry with a focus on the methanol, ethylene, propylene, butadiene and aromatics markets and value chain. The report concludes that producers need to shift and adapt to the profound and inevitable transitional changes that the industry currently faces.


Table of contents

– Executive summary

– A disrupted industry

– Methanol – It’s all about China

– Ethylene – A story of continued surplus

– Propylene – Supply constraints continue

– Butadiene – The case for a move to Asia

– Aromatics – The continued shortage

– Implications for global players

– Conclusion

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