BMI View: The Czech petrochemicals industry is set for high rates of growth in basic petrochemicals and polymers as well as bolstering production along the value chain. As such, it is set for some of the highest growth rates in the EU in 2018. However, volume growth will decline from 2019 as plants reach optimum operational capacity. The key to growth in the long-term will be ensuring access to competitive sources of feedstock and integrating with plants with downstream processing and manufacturing. The country's manufacturing base should help support demand for petrochemicals.