Reduced Global Trade Volume Projected for 2014 for PS and Other Products

Demand drives global trade. ITP projects decreased global trade volume in 2014 versus 2013 for several large volume polymers and chemicals, indicating decreased demand.

Declines in global trade volume in 2014 of 1% to 4% are projected for VCM, general purpose PS, styrene and propylene monomer.

Trade volume in ethylene monomer is projected to be down by 9%.