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Non-fuel products

Non-fuel products - Wholesale - The Czech Republic

In the first half of 2008, the petrochemicals market was relatively stable.

Later, SPOT prices strengthened, mainly due to record high prices for crude oil and paraffin. The situation began to change in early August, with SPOT prices dropping due to a dramatic fall in crude oil prices resulting from the global financial and economic crisis. This resulted in record crack margins relating to prices determined in quarterly monomer contracts and downward price trend for crude oil and paraffin. However, low demand on the secondary market prevented us from profiting from the situation (e.g. activity on both ethylene and propylene spot markets in December was close to zero).

Sales structure of the key petrochemical products in 2008 (%)

Sales structure of the key petrochemical products in 2008 (%)

Export markets for Unipetrol petrochemical products in 2008 (%)

Export markets for Unipetrol petrochemical products in 2008 (%)

The main recipients of the products were: Slovakia, Germany, Poland, Austria and Italy. In the Czech Republic, the volume of main non-fuel product import in 2008 amounted to nearly 721 thousand tonnes. The main import sources were: Germany, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Ukraine and Russia.

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