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NEW! Townsend's 2013 Global Polyethylene Study Details Global Consumption, Capacity and Demand
According to Townsend’s
newly published Polyethylene Market Study, global consumption of
polyethylene (PE) resin grew at a modest 1.9% percent in 2012. Combined
with the continued economic difficulties in the European Union and Japan and China's efforts to curb inflation, polyethylene consumption weakened starting in the second half of 2011 and continued through much of 2012. The economic performance of the European Union is an important factor as Europe is a primary trading partner for China and the Middle East.
PE consumption is forecast
to grow at an annual rate of 4.9% per year between 2012 and 2017. If
the current forecast comes to fruition, Global PE consumption will
exceed 100,000 KT by 2018. There are several positive forces, such as
the Chinese government loosening its monetary restrictions and the
economy appearing to have stabilized. The US housing market is in
recovery and the US economy has strengthened overall. The growth rate
is also a reflection of continued global expansion, driven by merging
markets in China, CSA, CEE, India, Middle East, parts of Asia Pacific
and Africa. Positive forces are still in place in developing regions as
they exhibit broad-based growth fundamentals from higher domestic
consumption. As a group, the three developed regions (North America,
Western Europe, and Japan are projected to grow at... More
NEW! Townsend's 2013 Global Polpropylene Study Details Global Consumption, Capacity and Demand
According to Townsend's newly published Polypropylene Market Study, global consumption of polypropylene (PP) resin grew 4.4 percent in 2012. PP continues to suffer from the displacement between PP and polyethylene (PE) prices, the shortage of C3 in North America, which pushes prices up with a tremendous volatility, and the continued recession in Western Europe. However, the PP market remains strong, especially in the developing areas.
three developed regions of North America, Western Europe and Japan,
combined, showed reasonable growth of 166 kilotonnes (kt) in 2012, after
decreasing 195 kt in 2011. The developing regions of China, Other
Asia/Pacific, India, Central/South America, Central/Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, combined, grew 2.13 million tonnes. Western Europe was the only region that showed a decline in PP consumption - down 1.9 percent compared to 2012.
Townsend is forecasting PP consumption to
grow at a compounded annual rate of 4.6 percent per year between 2012
and 2017. Among major application segments, the fastest growth will be
NEW! Comprehensive Report Details Demand & Capable Capacity of Ethylene-Based Metallocene Plastomers and Elastomers
It’s a simple fact: If product can help a plastic converter can make their item at a lower cost with better performance, they’re going to be interested. If those same products can also help resin producers increase margins, the outlook is all the better.
Those principles certainly seem to be the driving force behind the recent and projected growth in the global metallocene plastomers (POP) and elastomers (POE) market.
Townsend Solutions’ experts have spent the past several months digging into the POE/POP market – looking at global capacity, consumption and trends – and in their Global POP/POE Consumption in 2012 report, they forecast nearly 10% average annual growth in consumption through 2017. Global consumption for ethylene-based POP/POE has reached 1 million tonnes, according to the Townsend study, which is about 20% of the combined plastomer/metallocene LLDPE market.
Currently, North America ranks 1st globally in consumption of POPs and POEs and is expected... More
NEW! Specialty Polyethylene Study Details C6/C8 LLDPE & Metallocene Demand
Since 2006, global consumption of C6/C8 LLDPEs (HAO) and metallocene resin has grown at an AAGR of more than 6.5%. Driving this growth is the ever increasing demand in developing markets like Central/South America, India, Middle East, China and other Asia/Pacific countries.
It’s no surprise that growth in HAO LLDPE and mLLDPE demand in the developing regions of the world is significantly outpacing growth in more developed areas. The demand for HAO LLDPE and mLLDPE in these countries has actually doubled from 15% of global demand in 2006 to 32% in 2011, according to newly published research by Townsend Solutions. Since 2006, global consumption of C6/C8 LLDPEs (HAO) and metallocene resin has grown at an AAGR of more than 6.5%. Driving this growth is the ever increasing demand in developing markets like Central/South America, India, Middle East, China and other Asia/Pacific countries. More
Townsend Market Intelligence Report: EVA Global Market Monthly
First in a series of planned Market Intelligence Reports, Townsend’s EVA Global Market Monthly reports on EVA pricing & capacity changes around the world. Covering six key regional and global markets for EVA resin, the monthly intelligence reports cover current market activities, trends & drivers and transactional resin pricing (by %VA content range).
“This report fills a significant gap in EVA market intelligence” states David Anderson, Director of Consulting for Houston based market research firm Townsend Solutions. "Townsend is set to report on monthly pricing, trends and issues affecting growth in EVA markets around the world so our clients can be fully informed by the end of the first week of every month. This real time reporting is key for EVA buyers, petrochemical producers and other suppliers to the global EVA supply chain."
The EVA market was expected to see "robust" growth of upwards of 10% globally in 2011. This has been stalled by a variety of factors including unexpected slowdowns in key growth areas like solar cell applications. Stay informed with monthly updates! For subscription information and a free sample report contact Frances Davidson at +1-281-873-8733 Extension 120 or email email@example.com.
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The LFT Global Market - An Industry Study on Long Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastics
NEW - Polyethylene Global Market Study
NEW - Polypropylene Global Market Study
PE and PP Producer Profiles
North American Synthetic Rubber Distributor Profiles
Global POP and POE Study
Plastic Additives Global Marketing Report
PP Compounding Global Market Study
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) Global Market Report
Higher Alpha Olefins (HAO) LLDPE & Metallocene (mLLDPE) Global Market Report
Specialty PP Global Market Study
Bi-Modal High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Global Market Study