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GlobalData: Asia to lead global ethylene capacity additions by 2027

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Asia is expected to lead the global ethylene industry capacity additions with a share of 54.8% by 2027, by gaining capacities from new-build and expansion projects between 2023 – 2027, according to GlobalData.

GlobalData’s latest report, ‘Ethylene Industry Capacity and Capital Expenditure (CapEx) Forecast by Region and Countries Including Details of All Active Plants, Planned and Announced Projects, 2023 - 2027’ reveals that the total ethylene capacity of new-build and expansion projects in Asia is expected to be 46.35 million tpy by 2027. Increased demand for ethylene derivative products in the packaging and chemicals industries is the key factor for the ethylene industry’s growth in Asia.

Nivedita Roy, Oil and Gas Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “For the upcoming new build projects, Asia is expected to add a capacity of 43.72 million tpy from 40 planned and announced projects, whereas, for the expansion of the existing ethylene projects, the region is expected to add a capacity of 2.63 million tpy from nine planned and announced projects.”

China and India are the key countries in Asia in terms of ethylene capacity additions. The main capacity addition in China will be from a planned project, Shandong Yulong Petrochemical Longkou Ethylene Plant 1, with a capacity of 3 million tpy. It is expected to commence production of ethylene in 2024.

Nivedita concludes: “In India, the main capacity addition will be from an announced project, Haldia Petrochemicals Cuddalore Ethylene Plant and a planned project, Nayara Energy Vadinar Ethylene Plant, with a capacity of 1.80 million tpy each. They are expected to come online in 2026 and 2024, respectively.”

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