Asian woes to squeeze petrochemicals in '99

World Butadiene Demand [151,812 bytes] World EPBX Demand [64,456 bytes] The outlook of both the petrochemical and petrochemical feedstock industries has been altered by the Asian economic crisis, at least through the medium term. This is a key finding of recent study conducted jointly by Chemical Market Associates Inc. (CMAI) and Purvin & Gertz Inc., which offers an in-depth analysis of petrochemical supply and demand for 1995-2015. The study compares the medium-term outlook-recent forecasts of 1996-2005 petrochemical and feedstock demand-with that of a similar 1996 study conducted by the two firms. The study compares actual data through 1995, a tim...

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