The Global Olefins and Polyolefins Markets in 2011 – Slow Growth in Demand Amid Political and Economical Crisis

Pages: 7 Published: January 01, 2012 Report Code: GDCH0035VPT

The global olefins and polyolefins markets passed through turbulent times in 2011. The overall demand for olefins (ethylene and propylene) and polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylenes) increased in 2011. All the major geographies except Europe registered a positive growth in demand as well as production. Asia Pacific has continued to support the demand for these petrochemicals. However, the annual demand growth in 2011 was substantially lower than the annual demand growth in 2010. The slowdown in manufacturing activities due to the eurozone debt crisis and tight credit policies in China were the main reasons that the growth of the olefins and polyolefins markets was lower than expected in 2011. As China is the backbone of the global olefins and polyolefins industry, lower demand from China restricted the overall growth. The Middle East remains one of the largest producers of olefins and polyolefins. However, Middle East producers accumulated inventories as the demand growth in key exports markets such as Asia Pacific and Europe slowed in 2011.

Scope

Analyses the growth pattern of olefins and polyolefins market in different regions across the world

Analyses the demand and production scenario of olefins and polyolefins in different regions across the world

Reasons to Buy

Discuss the trends in olefins and polyolefins market in different regions across the world

Formulate strategies based on the current trends in the industry

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 Summary 2

3 Growth of Olefins and Polyolefins Markets Slowed in 2011 after Witnessing Impressive Growth in 2010 2

3.1 Asian Demand for Olefins and Polyolefins Remained Relatively Low Due to Lower Demand from China 2

3.2 The Middle East Olefins and Polyolefins Markets Suffered from Political Unrest in the Region and Low Demand from Europe 3

3.3 The Europe Polyolefins Markets was hit by the Euro zone Debt Crisis 3

3.4 North American Olefins and Polyolefins Demand Remained Sluggish Due to Lower Demand from the End Use Sectors 4

3.5 The South and Central American Olefins and Polyolefins Markets Showed Consistent Growth in 2011 5

3.6 Global Olefins and Polyolefins Industry Outlook for 2012 6

3.7 Conclusion 6

4 Appendix 6

4.1 Methodology 6

4.1.1 Coverage 6

4.1.2 Secondary Research 7

4.1.3 Primary Research 7

4.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 7

4.2 Contact Us 7

4.3 Disclaimer 7

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Asia Pacific Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Demand (MMtpa) and Annual Demand Growth Rate (%), 2010-2011 2

Table 2: Asia Pacific Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Average Price, $/ton, 2010-2011 2

Table 3: The Middle East Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Demand (MMtpa) and Annual Demand Growth Rate (%), 2010-2011 3

Table 4: The Middle East Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Average Price, $/ton, 2010-2011 3

Table 5: Europe Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Demand (MMtpa) and Annual Demand Growth Rate (%), 2010-2011 4

Table 6: Europe Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Average Price, $/Ton, 2010-2011 4

Table 7: North America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Demand (MMtpa) and Annual Demand Growth Rate (%), 2010-2011 4

Table 8: North America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Average Price, $/ton, 2010-2011 5

Table 9: South and Central America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Demand (MMtpa) and Annual Demand Growth Rate (%), 2010-2011 5

Table 10: South and Central America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Average Price, $/ton, 2010-2011 5

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Asia Pacific Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Annual Demand Growth Rate, %, 2010-2011 2

Figure 2: The Middle East Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Annual Demand Growth Rate, %, 2010-2011 3

Figure 3: Europe Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Annual Demand Growth Rate, %, 2010-2011 4

Figure 4: North America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Annual Demand Growth Rate, %, 2010-2011 4

Figure 5: South and Central America Olefins and Polyolefins Markets, Annual Demand Growth Rate, %, 2010-2011 5

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