The global demand for petroleum refining, chemical synthesis
and polymerization catalysts will rise 5.8 %/yr to $19.5
billion in 2016, as listed in Table 1. The
growth is directly related to increasing global refining,
chemical and polymer industry output (Figs. 1
and 2). Polymerization catalysts will show the
greatest growth, with rapid gains in the worlds large
developing economies, as well as in the Middle East (ME).
Developed economies will see moderate catalyst growth. Weak
demand for motor fuels will stunt refining catalyst expansion.
1. World catalyst demand by market
segment in 2011.
2. Global petroleum catalyst demand
by type in 2011.