Overview

The Argus Polyethylene Outlook service gives you a comprehensive global view of the industry, including regional dynamics and feedstock insights, in a single report.  

You get a 24-month rolling price forecast and forward-looking analysis of global polyethylene supply and demand, trade flows and market dynamics. Plus, an annual 5-year price forecast.  

A PDF report is delivered to your inbox each month and you can download the Excel date file through the Argus Direct platform.

Key features

24-month rolling price forecast 

Data for polyethylene downloadable via the Argus Direct platform. 

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5-year price forecast 

Published annually. 

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Energy assumptions, feedstocks and production economics 

Updates on turnaround schedules, supply disruptions and capacity additions. 

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What’s changed summary  

Highlighting major developments affecting price forecast updates versus prior month. 

Regional commentaries 

Including trade flows and import/export data, freight and supply chain insights. 

Related product insights

News for the polypropylene, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, glass and paper markets. 

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Key market sensitivities 

Review of the bull/bear risks that could affect price forecasts. 

Access to specialists 

Speak to the experts behind Argus’ forecast services. 

Customers that benefit

Sales and marketing, procurement, and strategic planners in:
  • 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 business plans.
  • Transportation and logistics companies 

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

  • Fast moving consumer goods companies and original equipment manufacturers 

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

  • Investors and banks 

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