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United States Petrochemicals Q4 2018

United States Petrochemicals Q4 2018

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Tight supplies of ethane pose at least a near-term constraint on US polyethylene production and exports that arefundamental to the expansion of the country's petrochemicals expansion. This trend will put downward pressure on margins ascosts climb. More significantly for the long-term outlook, President Donald Trump's threats to rewrite or tear up NAFTA along with atrade war with China create uncertainty with the chemicals industry urging continuity. Completion of crackers has also laggeddownstream plants, while there has been a sluggish monetisation of propane resources to produce polypropylene. Nevertheless, taxreforms will provide a massive shot in the arm for the petrochemicals industry with the expectation that mooted plans will go aheadand profitability will fuel investment.

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Petrochemicals SWOT
Industry Forecast
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Growth To Remain Solid
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Dow Chemical
Shell Chemicals
Westlake Chemical
Regional Overview
Americas Overview
Global Industry Overview
Regulatory Development
NAFTA: Scenarios For A Trade Deal In Crisis
Competitive Landscape
United States Demographic Outlook
Petrochemicals Glossary
Petrochemicals Methodology

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