Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook

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The US shale gas revolution and new CTO/MTO developments in China are rapidly changing the supply equation for polyethylene and polypropylene, with direct implications for global trade flows between key production and consumption regions.



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Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook helps you understand how todays wide cracking margins are incentivizing a rush for new capacity and how this might erode the US feedstock advantage post 2017.





This quarterly report and accompanying global supply and demand data model provides a global outlook on polyethylene and polypropylene supply and demand out to 2025. It provides essential market data, intelligence and insight by integrating analysis from upstream to downstream.


Platts Global Polyolefins Outlook helps you dig deeper into:

Potential price impact

How will the US shale gas advantage influence feedstock ethane prices and determine the competitiveness of US producers of ethylene and its derivative polyethylene.


New capacity projects

Will new cracker, PDH and CTO/MTO exports displace traditional supply from key markets?


Global trade flows

Track how global trade flows will change and understand what this means for regional markets; including how soon these markets will be impacted by new capacity.


Variable cost curves

See how the variable cost curve and cumulative capacity additions are affecting regional production costs.


Chinese CTO/ MTO projects

See new CTO/MTO capacity projects planned in Asia, together with the location and status of each.


Supply demand balance

See long and short term supply and demand balances for polyethylene and polypropylene.



  • ETHYLENE
    • Quarterly ethylene price review
    • Global Ethane Crackers List
    • Global Cracker Map
    • Bentek Feedstock Forecast
    • Ethylene Variable Cash Costs
    • Global Cracker Gantt Chart
    • US Cracker Co Products
  • PROPYLENE
    • Quarterly propylene price review
    • PDH Projects list
    • Global PDH Map
    • Propylene Variable Cash Costs
    • PDH Gantt Chart
  • CTO/MTO
    • CTO/MTO Review
    • CTO/MTO Projects List
    • CTO/MTO Maps
    • CTO/MTO Gantt Chart





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