Argus Polyethylene Analytics is a data-driven evaluation of supply-demand fundamentals forecasts for HDPE, LLDPE and LDPE markets, published twice a year.

The service includes a 10-year forecast and five-year history covering balances and capacities, organized by country and region.

You will receive a PowerPoint PDF with expert commentary written by our experts plus accompanying Excel data files.

Key features


10-year forecast and a five-year history

Covering capacities, supply and demand, trade, and feedstock forecasts for leading derivatives, by country and region, issued twice a year.


Detailed report

In an easy-to-read PowerPoint format focussing on new plant capacities, growth rates in relevant markets, and regulatory concerns.


Regional insight

Covering capacities and operating rates based on global trade and economics.


Downloadable data files

With data on supply, demand, capacities, operating rates and trade balances, by country and region.


Access to specialists

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ long-term analytics forecast services.

Customers that benefit

The Argus Polyethylene Analytics service is for anyone engaged in the polyethylene market and seeking insight into the fundamentals driving key trends, including global supply, China’s demand growth, exports, operating rates, etc. Below are examples of how some clients use this service.
  • Producers of polyethylene

    Rely on our independent analysis and data to help with strategic investments, long-term budget planning and commercial management strategies.

  • Traders and distributors

    Use our regional market and capacity analysis to review trade opportunities and diversify their options. 
  • Large convertors 

    Developing the next stage of business plans. 

  • Transportation and logistics companies

    Looking for an independent view on market dynamics and geographic implications.

  • Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCGs) and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

    Wanting to de-risk their business with a better grasp of upcoming market and regulatory trends.  
  • Investors and banks

    Rely on our insight to monitor investments, projects, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, shutdowns, idled plants, and more.