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Global Impact and Implications of Low Crude Oil Prices on the Chemical Industry

Global Impact and Implications of Low Crude Oil Prices on the Chemical Industry

This Frost & Sullivan briefing offers an overview of the impact and implications of low crude oil prices on the chemical industry across developed and emerging economies. The two sectors that have been analyzed are polymers and specialty chemicals. The impact on different types of polymers and specialty chemicals has been discussed and trends and short term implications have been charted out. The briefing also examines how select companies have been and will be affected in the short term.


  • Crude Oil Overview
    • Crude Oil-Production and Consumption
    • Crude Oil-Trade Dynamics
    • Crude Oil-Supply, Demand, and Prices
  • Impact on the Chemical Industry
    • How Crude Oil Prices Impact the Chemical Industry
    • Polymers-Price Dependency
    • Polymers-Application Impact Matrix
    • Specialty Chemicals-Impact and Implications
    • Bio-based Products' Regional and Application Impact
    • Impact on Select Chemical Companies
  • Conclusions and Implications
  • Appendix
    • List of Polymers

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