Petrochemical sector headed for cycle trough

Click here to enlarge imagePetrochemical prices are headed toward a trough, which would represent the end of the sector's current 8-year cycle. This bottoming out will be reached at around 2001-02. At that time, the sector is expected to regain momentum, with capacity utilization and profitability increasing during 2004-07.This view was presented by Probe Economics Inc., Millwood, NY, upon completion of a study of feedstock, petrochemical, and polymer prices.Recent increases in petrochemical and polymer prices can be attributed, in part, to a recovery in Asia, says Probe Pres. Fred Peterson. However, increasing costs of energy and feedstocks have contributed the most to these price ...

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