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HP Global: The reshaping of Latin America’s petrochemical industry

Latin American economies continue to grow. Fig. 1 shows the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates from 2010 through 2018 for this region. Brazil accounts for 35% of the total GDP growth. For the p..

Quijada, R., IHS Chemical Insight

Latin American economies continue to grow. Fig. 1 shows the gross domestic product (GDP) growth rates from 2010 through 2018 for this region. Brazil accounts for 35% of the total GDP growth. For the purposes of this article, Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean are included in Latin America.     Fig. 1. Latin America GDP performance   vs. global, 2010–2018. Demand for products increases Continued economic growth, while slower, will foster demand for finished goods and services. Only one (Etileno XXI in Mexico) significant grassroots project in the region is planned through 2018. From Mexico to Patagonia, several issues are common to all cou

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