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نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This paper aims to examine the possibility of achieving goals outlined in the Vision Document for Petrochemical sector. In doing so, the price of methanol, etalon, polietilen and PVC in the world market is reviewed. The findings show that most of upstream petrochemical products in the world market will face with surplus production as well as overcapacity in materials such as etalon, polietilen and PVC,which may result in decline in price of petrochemical products, and as a result, revenues in petrochemical industry may decrease. On the other hand, the existence of rival producers such as Saudi Arabia may prevent Iran from achieving the first position in regional level in terms of value and volume of products. Thus, it is not appropriate and reasonable to determine the goal in petrochemical industry by focusing on high-volume and low-added-value upstream petrochemical products. So the only way to achieve goals outlined in the Vision Document is to develop downstream petrochemical industries.