Changing dynamics in the Asian polyolefins market

| November 21, 2018

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The Middle East has been an established exporter of polyethylene (PE), with a traditional dominance in Asia. New shale-based startups in the US threaten this position of the Middle East in Asian markets, with effects poised to be seen 2019 onwards. Recent developments in markets such as China and India have also resulted in major shifts to conventional tradeflows, some of which are likely to result in an edge to Middle Eastern sellers. This ICIS infographic examines key trends and changes that have emerged in the Asian PE markets and their implications for Middle Eastern suppliers.

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