GCC countries take the lead in petrochemicals

Kovac, Matt
January 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;1/15/2007, Vol. 2 Issue 49, p16
Trade Publication
The article reports that the world's biggest producers and exporters of petrochemicals are the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. Al Fajer Information & Services revealed that the annual production of petrochemicals reached 40 million tons per year, with as much as 30 million tons exported for 2005. Satish Khanna of Al Fajer Information & Services said that the development of a domestic petrochemicals industry could boost the development of small and medium-sized plants in the plastic industry.


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