TITLE

Polyolefin reality check

AUTHOR(S)
Richardson, John; Baker, John
PUB. DATE
October 2006
SOURCE
ICIS Chemical Business;10/9/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 38, p25
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article assesses the condition of the polyolefin markets in China. There has been a slowdown in demand growth for polyolefins in the country, which is attributed to maturing eastern markets, oversupplied downstream industries, and government measures designed to cool the economy down. China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association predicts that polyethylene consumption will grow by 3.4% in 2006, which is very small compared to 14.2% in 2005.
ACCESSION #
22905446

 

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