Market Advisory Service - Asia, Middle East & India Plastics & Polymers

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Asia, Middle East and India PE/PP markets have seen periods of high and low profitability. Asia, in particular, mainland China is expected to become more self-sufficient as more new capacities come on stream. Yet, demand is expected to slow down after many years of rapid growth. In the Middle East, new capacities are expected to come on stream after a long hiatus since the last decade. India is also expected to grow at a rapid pace with more new capacities coming on stream. The PE/PP markets are expected to be in a trough with a slowdown in demand and increase in supplies. Geopolitical tensions may affect profitability of the PE/PP markets as producers’ margins continues to be challenged, especially the higher cost producers. Trade flows may change as new free trade agreements are being implemented. With the push in regulations for a greener environment, demand for prime resins may also get impacted. Thus, the dynamics of the PE/PP markets are expected to change rapidly as compared to the past.

Comprehensive monthly market price, supply, demand, and trade data and analysis for:

  • Polyethylene (PE)
  • Polypropylene (PP)
  • Polystyrene (PS)
  • Expandable Polystyrene (EPS)
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate, Bottle Resin (PET)
  • Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)

Strategic Analysis

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook

The Asia, Middle East & India Plastics & Polymers Report provides comprehensive coverage of commodity plastics (polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polystyrene and expanded polystyrene (PS & EPS), and polyethylene-terephthalate (PET)) in mainland China, Southeast Asia, India and the Middle East, with short summaries on the West Europe and North America markets. The report provides a detailed analysis of the supply and demand fundamentals impacting prices, margins, and trade. Understanding the dynamics of the global market is essential as these polymers can be shipped easily across the globe. Clients are provided weekly updates, monthly supplement reports including mLLDPE report, plant operating schedule, trade, supply and demand and economics reports, focus pieces, and global webinars. Clients are also encouraged to have regular dialogues with their regional experts. Understanding both short-term and long-term price forecasts are critical to successful budget planning. Let our market experts help plan for the unexpected through regular interactions.


Key Features

Duration: Short-term – 2-year price forecast and market outlook


Contract and spot price summary with a brief review of current market conditions

  • Polyethylene
  • Polypropylene
  • Expanded Polystyrene
  • LDPE
  • PET
  • PVC
  • HDPE
  • Polystyrene


This document encompasses an analysis of weekly data on plastics and polymers in Asia (including mainland China), the Middle East, and India. It delves into notable changes in pricing, market trading ranges, supply/demand dynamics, and import/export activities. Additionally, a short-term projection of polymer prices is provided, considering imminent market influences such as supply/demand fluctuations, feedstock conditions, market momentum, and other factors affecting prices. Furthermore, a brief overview of North America and West Europe will be incorporated.
Publication Timing: Friday (Singapore Time)


There are three different supplement reports - Economics, Trade and Quarterly Supply and Demand, which provides comprehensive insights into price dynamics, profit margins, trade considerations, and operational challenges affecting the industry. It discusses the current supply and demand conditions for resin and end-use markets, analyzes purchasing trends, forecasts changes in polymer and end-use product inventory, and assesses events that may impact future markets.
Publication Timing: Trade/supply and demand/economics supplement rotated every 3rd Friday of the month
There is a monthly supplement for metallocene LLDPE and Outage Schedule for PE and PP in Asia, Middle East and India. The mLLDPE report gives insights including prices, supply/demand and a short-term outlook of the mLLDPE market. The plant operating schedule gives an outlook of the upcoming supply situation in the market.
Publication Timing: mLLDPE: every 4th working day of the month; plant outage schedule: every 2nd Friday of the month


This report delves into further research on crucial and current challenges confronting the plastics industry. Previous areas of analysis encompass topics such as recycling markets, trade conflicts, the effects of weather events, and other pertinent industry issues.
Publication Timing: Periodic


Personal telephone and/or email discussions, and meetings on the subject matter covered in the weekly report.


Regular global webinars on PE and PP alternate, featuring access to experts worldwide. These one-hour presentations, including Q&A sessions, involve subject matter experts discussing significant trends in their respective regions. Updates on pricing forecasts and supply-demand balances are also provided.

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