Demand drives global trade. ITP projects increased global trade volume in 2014 versus 2013 for numerous products, indicating increased demand. The highest gains in global trade volume in 2014, ranging from 5% to 10%, are projected for polycarbonates, PET, ethylene copolymers, EVA, DEG and PMMA Sheet.
More modest increases, of 1% to 4%, are projected for benzene, EDC, MEG, LDPE, polypropylene, propylene copolymers, expandable PS, polyacetals, SAN and PMMA polymer.
Global trade volume for ABS, LLDPE and HDPE is projected to be flat.