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Houston, Texas -- Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) announces the completion of its 2008 World Butadiene Analysis, an annual market study that provides clients with an outlook for the butadiene and derivatives industries for the period 2002-2012. Topics covered in this analysis include capacity, supply, demand, trade, prices, profitability, technology and production costs.
CMAI experts forecast a butadiene demand growth rate of just under 3.5 percent per year from 2008 to 2012, slightly higher than the 3.2 percent annual rate experienced over the past five years. Global demand for butadiene consumed into ABS resin production is estimated to grow at a high annual rate of around five percent, due to heavy use of thermoplastics in the manufacture of computer equipment and other appliances, mainly in China. Butadiene based nylon production, through adiponitrile, will also grow at about five percent per year. However, worldwide demand for butadiene in its largest end-use sector, the production of commodity-based synthetic rubber and latex, is anticipated to average around three percent per year.
The 2008 World Butadiene Analysis is available in book or CD-ROM format. The publishers say, "Online Capacity and Supply/Demand databases create a full spectrum of knowledge pertinent to these markets. The study covers ten global regions and more than fifty countries and also includes supply/demand forecasts, technology analysis, trade, price forecasts as well as other issues that affect the butadiene and derivatives industries."
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Press release from CMAI