It is imperative for petrochemical producers to understand and analyse the economic and market factors affecting the competitiveness of their exports. In recognition of these factors, Jacobs Consultancy has established this Ethylene and Propylene Competitiveness Report (ECR) to examine the true cost of supply to major world markets for key ethylene and propylene derivatives - polyethylene (PE), mono ethylene glycol (MEG) and polypropylene (PP). The report addresses the integrated economics, from feedstock hydrocarbon through to linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) and MEG on a CFR China and Western Europe delivered basis. The economic analysis is derived from the deep, liquid hydrocarbon feedstock markets. Margins are similarly derived from butene LLDPE prices and spot MEG pricing in Asia and Western Europe.
The report provides ongoing intelligence on leader-integrated producer plants in the U.S. Gulf Coast (ethane/propane and natural gasoline), Saudi Arabia (ethane and propane), Western Canada (ethane), South Korea (naphtha), Western Europe (naphtha), China (naphtha) and China (coal based MTO/methanol-to-olefins). For propylene, our analysis also includes economics for PDH (propane dehydrogenation) plants in the US, Western Europe, Saudi Arabia and China. Full supply chain costs are reported, including plant cash costs (variable and fixed); packaging, freight, and distribution (with regular updates of ocean freight costs); SG&A costs; as well as tariff and technology royalty costs, as appropriate.
ECR issue is published during last week of every month.
For more information or to subscribe to the Global Ethylene and Propylene Competitiveness Report, contact us.