Market Advisory Service - Global Ethylene Oxide, Glycols & Derivatives

  • Market Overview
  • Strategic Analysis
  • Key Features

Market Overview

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

As we navigate through 2023 and beyond, the market dynamics of ethylene oxide and its derivatives, such as ethylene glycols, are influenced by various factors, including fluctuating feedstock prices, environmental regulations and varying demand levels across different applications. The versatility of ethylene oxide, playing in different fields like PET packaging, antifreeze and fibers, to building and construction and even batteries for electric vehicles, has kept demand robust but susceptible to the economic health of these industries. Particularly, the growth in recyclable PET and bio-based polyester fibers is injecting new prospects and challenges into the market. Geopolitical tension and trade policies continue to shape the global supply chain landscape, making the trade dynamics a crucial area of focus. Moreover, the impact of the new capacity, a trend expected to solidify in the coming year, maintaining market oversupply, will keep clouding the global business and the economic health of ethylene oxide, derivatives, and glycols.

Key Products Covered

  • Ethylene Oxide (EO)
  • High-purity Ethylene Oxide (HPEO)
  • Monoethylene Glycol (MEG)
  • Diethylene Glycol (DEG)
  • Triethylene Glycol (TEG)
  • Monoethanolamine (MEA)
  • Diethanolamine (DEA)
  • Triethanolamine (TEA)
  • Ethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether (BGE)
  • Diethylene Glycol Monobutyl Ether (DBGE)
  • Polyethylene Glycols (PEG)
  • Fatty Alcohol Ethoxylates (FAE)
  • Polycarboxylate Ether Monomer (PCE)
  • Ethylene Carbonate (EC)

Strategic Analysis

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

The Global Ethylene Oxide, Glycols & Derivatives Market Advisory Service offers clients a panoramic, in-depth perspective of the global markets, marked by a comprehensive analysis covering fundamental aspects of the value chain, from feedstocks to end-use sectors. This service encapsulates critical data elements, including pricing, supply demand balances, operating schedules, cash costs and margin data, ensuring a holistic view of the market landscape. Recognizing the necessity of an integrated perspective, it encompasses global and regional feedstock dynamics and scrutinizes their effect on market equilibria. Insightful commentary on trade data, regulatory impacts, technological advancements and market-moving events is also provided. The Service’s forte lies in its capacity to blend expert analysis with data-driven insights along the entire value chain, equipping our subscribers with the clarity and foresight required to navigate through the market’s complexities with confidence.

The Global Ethylene Oxide, Glycols & Derivatives Service provides a comprehensive, forward-looking view of the MEG, DEG, TEG, EO and major HPEO derivatives markets based on a careful, detailed analysis of the entire value chain. Prices and other relevant econometrics are included in the Service.

Value Chain

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.

  • Ethylene Oxide (EO)
  • Monobutyl ether of MEG (EB)
  • Di- and Tri- Ethanolamines
  • Monoethylene Glycol (MEG)
  • Diethylene Glycol (DEG)
  • NP-9
  • Monobutyl ether of DEG (DB)
  • Triethylene Glycol (TEG)


This report offers a detailed examination of the current market landscape, incorporating both short-term movements and long-term patterns. Alongside insights into operational changes and demand dynamics, it provides timely price assessments and near-future forecasts, shedding light on immediate market conditions. Delving into process economics, the report articulates short-term supply-demand scenarios and offers an incisive analysis of events currently influencing the market. Predictions for upcoming market trends are also presented, ensuring readers are well-prepared for potential shifts. Furthermore, the report offers a snapshot of ongoing events and developments across Europe, the Americas and Asia, capturing the pulse of the global market.
Regional Coverage: Americas, Europe and Asia
Content: Supply, demand, inventory, trade, pricing, margins and forecasts
Publication Timing: Every Thursday


This report provides comprehensive insights into major occurrences, covering operational and demand shifts, process economics, discussions on short-term supply-demand conditions, analysis of events impacting the market and forecasts for future market trends. Additionally, it includes an overview of current events in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.
Regional Coverage: Americas, Europe and Asia
Content: Supply, demand, inventory, trade, pricing, margins and forecasts
Publication Timing: Prior to the 10th of every month


This report provides comprehensive data for supply demand, trade, and operating schedules for most ethylene oxide and monoethylene glycol plants in the world.
Regional Coverage: Americas, Europe and Asia
Content: Supply, demand, operating rates, trade, operating schedules and forecasts
Publication Timing: Prior to the 10th of every month


These reports encompass further research on crucial and current issues confronting Ethylene Oxide and its derivatives industries. Previous subjects of analysis include the impact of COVID-19, Ethylene Oxide Derivatives in Europe, anti-dumping duties on MEG, Ethylene Carbonate, and more.


Personal telephone and or email discussions and meetings on the subject matter covered in the monthly report.


Short-term production news updates, production statistics, plant-by-plant operating schedules and long-term structural supply changes. End-use analysis across the diverse range of end-use sectors and macro industry trends.


Trade statistics, global trade analysis, freight estimates, tariffs, and anti-dumping and sanctions.


Each webinar will cover a review of events in North America, Europe and the Middle East, and Asia. Furthermore, each webinar will include commentary on relevant market events and topics relative to the specific time frame, such as global economic shifts, trade wars, etc.

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