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Analyzing the Global Petrochemical Industry 2016

  • February 2016
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The petrochemical industry of today is an indispensable part of the manufacturing and consuming sectors, churning out products which include paint, plastic, rubber, detergents, dyes, fertilizers, textiles, and even solvents.

The 21st century is seeing a paradigm shift from West to East in the Petrochemicals business, with the Middle East emerging as global production hub with natural advantages of low cost feedstock.

Major consumption centers are shifting to Asia given the rapid growth in demand in China on account of chemical intensive and export driven industry & India emerging as global consumption centers.

This trend is likely to also shake up the global petrochemical industry with emergence of National Chemicals and Oil Companies as global players and established western companies having to exit or shrink unless they realign by moving eastwards through partnerships or strategic alliances to be near the consumption centers to catch up with Asia Petrochemical boom.

However, as regional petrochemicals development continues, the industry will face significant challenges relating to energy and feedstock availability and to climate change, particularly carbon dioxide emissions.

The Global Petrochemical Industry is analyzed in detail by Aruvian Research in its research report Analyzing the Global Petrochemical Industry 2016 which presents a very fundamental understanding of the various petrochemical derivatives underlined with their commercial outlook in the global petrochemical industry. The report also elaborates in detail on the region-wise competitive moves and overtures into the global petrochemical industry as well as the emergence of new heavyweights as Asian producers into the top echelons of the global petrochemical industry.

The report explains the deepening impact of the current financial crisis which hit the global petrochemical industry before it has progressed onto the other sectors of the world economies. In conclusion, the report presents close understanding of the major chemical as well as petro players such as Dow Chemical, DuPont, Total, ExxonMobil, Shell, British Petroleum and others through tools such as a SWOT analysis and presents in detail the financial performances of the world majors.

The report begins with an analysis of the global petrochemical industry through global market developments, present industry scenario, the emergence of shale gas and how it has impacted the global petrochemical industry, supply and demand scenario of petrochemicals worldwide, industry overview in both developed as well as emerging markets, etc. We also analyze the market for gasoline and gasoil/diesel, the market for naphtha, the market for bunker fuel and the market for jet fuel.

Global petrochemical industry growth is looked at for both present-day scenario and an outlook. We particularly look at the outlook for chlor-alkali and acetic acid, acrylic acid and Tio2. The report also analyzes the cost competitiveness of the industry.

Moving on, the report analyzes the market for some key petrochemicals and looks at both the present industry situation as well as an industry outlook. Key petrochemicals analyzed in our report include benzene, bisphenol A, cumene, dimethyl terephthalate, ethylbenzene, methylene di-p-phenylene isocyanate, orthoxylene, paraxylene, phenol, phthalic anhydride, styrene, terephthalic acid, toluene, toluene diisocyanate, butadiene, ethylene, propylene, 2-ethylhexanol, acetic acid, acetone, acrylic acid, ammonia, ethanol, ethyl acetate, methanol, polycarbonate, HDPE, polypropylene, polystyrene, styrene butadiene rubber, urea and vinyl chloride monomer. Each petrochemical is analyzed through their prices, technologies involved in their production, uses and market scenario as well as a market outlook.

The report also looks separately at polyolefins and monoethylene glycol and analyzes the market through an industry overview, applications, etc.

Leading regions in the petrochemical industry and the key markets are then analyzed. Regions analyzed include Europe, Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, South and North America. Countries analyzed in the report include Belgium, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Australia, India, China, Japan, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Qatar, the UAE, Algeria, Nigeria, South Africa and the United States.

Major industry players are analyzed through a corporate profile, an analysis of their business segments, a financial analysis and a SWOT analysis. The report analyzes nearly 50 leading petrochemical companies of the world.

Overall, Aruvian Research’s report Analyzing the Global Petrochemical Industry 2016 is a comprehensive and elaborate study which will equip the reader with a strong fundamental basis of this industry as well as give new insights for further analysis.

Table Of Contents

Analyzing the Global Petrochemical Industry 2016
A. Executive Summary

B. Analyzing the Global Petrochemical Industry
B.1 Global Markets Development
B.2 Present Scenario of Markets
B.3 Emergence of Shale Gas
B.4 Global Supply Scenario
B.5 Developed Markets
B.6 Emerging Markets
B.7 Market for Gasoline and Gasoil/Diesel
B.8 Market for Naphtha
B.9 Market for Bunker Fuel
B.10 Market for Jet Fuel
B.11 Industry Growth - Present and Future
B.11.1 Looking at the Past
B.11.2 Present Scenario
B.11.3 Looking at the Future
B.11.4 PET, PVC and PS Troughing
B.11.5 Outlook for Chlor-Alkali
B.11.6 Outlook for Acetic Acid, Acrylic Acid and Tio2
B.12 Looking at Cost Competitiveness

C. Analyzing Some Key Petrochemicals - Markets and Outlook
C.1 Petrochemicals - Aromatics
C.1.1 Benzene
C.1.1.1 Benzene Prices
C.1.1.2 Technology Involved
C.1.1.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.2 Bisphenol A
C.1.2.1 Bisphenol A Prices
C.1.2.2 Technology Involved
C.1.2.3 Slowing Down of Growth
C.1.2.4 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.3 Cumene
C.1.3.1 Cumene Prices
C.1.3.2 Technology Involved
C.1.3.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.4 Dimethyl Terephthalate
C.1.4.1 Dimethyl Terephthalate Prices
C.1.4.2 Technology Involved
C.1.4.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.5 Ethylbenzene
C.1.5.1 Ethylbenzene Prices
C.1.5.2 Technology Involved
C.1.5.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.6 Methylene Di-p-Phenylene Isocyanate
C.1.6.1 Methylene di-p-phenylene isocyanate Prices
C.1.6.2 Technology Involved
C.1.6.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.7 Orthoxylene
C.1.7.1 Orthoxylene Prices
C.1.7.2 Technology Involved
C.1.7.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.8 Paraxylene
C.1.8.1 Paraxylene Prices
C.1.8.2 Technology Involved
C.1.8.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.9 Phenol
C.1.9.1 Phenol Prices
C.1.9.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.9.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.10 Phthalic Anhydride
C.1.10.1 Phthalic Anhydride Prices
C.1.10.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.10.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.11 Styrene
C.1.11.1 Styrene Prices
C.1.11.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.11.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.12 Terephthalic Acid
C.1.12.1 Terephthalic Acid Prices
C.1.12.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.12.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.13 Toluene
C.1.13.1 Toluene Prices
C.1.13.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.13.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.1.14 Toluene Diisocyanate
C.1.14.1 Toluene Diisocyanate Prices
C.1.14.2 Technologies Involved
C.1.14.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.2 Petrochemicals - Olefins
C.2.1 Butadiene
C.2.1.1 Butadiene Prices
C.2.1.2 Technologies Involved
C.2.1.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.2.2 Ethylene
C.2.2.1 Ethylene Prices
C.2.2.2 Technologies Involved
C.2.2.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.2.3 Propylene
C.2.3.1 Propylene Prices
C.2.3.2 Technologies Involved
C.2.3.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3 Petrochemicals - Others
C.3.1 2-ethylhexanol
C.3.1.1 2-ethylhexanol Prices
C.3.1.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.1.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.2 Acetic Acid
C.3.2.1 Acetic Acid Prices
C.3.2.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.2.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.3 Acetone
C.3.3.1 Acetone Prices
C.3.3.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.3.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.4 Acrylic Acid
C.3.4.1 Acrylic Acid Prices
C.3.4.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.4.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.5 Ammonia
C.3.5.1 Ammonia Prices
C.3.5.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.5.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.6 Ethanol
C.3.6.1 Ethanol Prices
C.3.6.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.6.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.7 Ethyl Acetate
C.3.7.1 Ethyl Acetate Prices
C.3.7.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.7.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.8 Methanol
C.3.8.1 Methanol Prices
C.3.8.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.8.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.9 Polycarbonate
C.3.9.1 Polycarbonate Prices
C.3.9.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.9.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.10 Polyethylene - High Density (HDPE)
C.3.10.1 Polyethylene - High Density (HDPE) Prices
C.3.10.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.10.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.11 Polypropylene
C.3.11.1 Polypropylene Prices
C.3.11.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.11.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.12 Polystyrene
C.3.12.1 Polystyrene Prices
C.3.12.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.12.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.13 Styrene Butadiene Rubber
C.3.13.1 Styrene Butadiene Rubber Prices
C.3.13.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.13.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.14 Urea
C.3.14.1 Urea Prices
C.3.14.2 Technologies Involved
C.3.14.3 Uses and Market Scenario
C.3.15 Vinyl Chloride Monomer

D. Looking at Polyolefins
D.1 Market Overview
D.2 Evolution of the Polyolefin Industry
D.3 Industry Drivers

E. Looking at Monoethylene Glycol
E.1 Market Overview
E.2 Applications for Monoethylene Glycol
E.3 Latest Market Scenario
E.4 Other Ethylene Glycols

F. Analyzing the Leading Regions
F.1 Europe
F.1.1 Industry Overview
F.1.2 Belgium
F.1.3 Bulgaria
F.1.4 France
F.1.5 Germany
F.1.6 Russia
F.1.7 Ukraine
F.1.8 United Kingdom
F.2 Asia Pacific
F.2.1 Industry Overview
F.2.2 Australia
F.2.3 India
F.2.4 China
F.2.5 Japan
F.3 Middle East
F.3.1 Industry Overview
F.3.2 Egypt
F.3.3 Iran
F.3.4 Israel
F.3.5 Qatar
F.3.6 UAE
F.3.6.1 Abu Dhabi
F.3.6.2 Dubai and Others
F.4 Africa
F.4.1 Industry Overview
F.4.2 Algeria
F.4.3 Nigeria
F.4.4 South Africa
F.5 South America
F.6 North America
F.6.1 USA
F.6.1.1 Rise of the Petrochemical Industry
F.6.1.2 Slowing Down of the Industry
F.6.1.3 Market for Polyethylene
F.6.1.4 Market for Polypropylene
F.6.1.5 Market for Polyurethane

G. Leading Industry Contributors (Each company is analysed through a corporate profile, business segment analysis, financial analysis and a SWOT analysis)
G.1 Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC
G.2 Dow Chemical Company
G.3 BASF SE
G.4 Dupont E I De Nemours and Co
G.5 Royal Dutch Shell Plc
G.6 Exxon Mobil Corporation
G.7 Total SA
G.8 BP Plc
G.9 China National Petroleum Corporation
G.10 China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation
G.11 Alfa SAB de CV
G.12 Bayer AG
G.13 LG Chem Ltd
G.14 LyondellBasell Industries NV
G.15 Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings
G.16 NOVA Chemicals Corporation
G.17 Occidental Chemical Corporation
G.18 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC)
G.19 Sasol
G.20 Shin-Etsu Chemical
G.21 Sonatrach SPA
G.22 China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec)
G.23 Sumitomo Chemical
G.24 Akzo Nobel
G.25 Huntsman Corporation
G.26 Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical Company Limited
G.27 Evonik Industries
G.28 Titan Petrochemicals Group Ltd
G.29 UNIPETROL as
G.30 Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
G.31 Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd
G.32 Eleme Petrochemicals Company
G.33 Formosa Petrochemical Corporation
G.34 Arkema SA
G.35 BorsodChem Zrt
G.36 Braskem SA
G.37 Egyptian Petrochemicals Holding Company
G.38 Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals
G.39 Honam Petrochemical Corporation
G.40 INEOS Group
G.41 Kumho Petrochemical
G.42 Mexichem SAB de CV
G.43 Mitsui Chemicals
G.44 RadiciGroup
G.45 Omnia Holdings Limited
G.46 Petroleum Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa Pty Limited (PETROSA)
G.47 SK Chemicals Co., Ltd
G.48 Tisza Chemical Group Public Limited Company
G.49 Westlake Chemical Corporation

H. Appendix

I. Glossary of Terms

List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Ethylene Capacity by Countries (in Million tpa), 2014-2019
Figure 2: Global Capacity of Ethylene by Countries (%), 2014
Figure 3: Refining Capacity and Oil Consumption Worldwide by Regions (in '000 barrels per day), 2012-2019
Figure 4: Refining Capacity in Developed Markets (in '000 barrels per day), 2014-2019
Figure 5: Refining Capacity in Emerging Markets (in '000 barrels per day), 2014-2019
Figure 6: Price of Gasoline in New York, Singapore, Rotterdam and Global (in USD per bbl), 2014-2019
Figure 7: Product Prices in the Naphtha Market (%), 2014
Figure 8: Contract Margins for Naphtha-based Ethylene and Ethane-based Ethylene, (in USD per Gallon), 2010-2014
Figure 9: Bunker Fuel 180 Average Weighted Price and Bunker Fuel 380, (in USD per bbl), 2012-2017
Figure 10: Price of Jet Fuel in Rotterdam, New York,, Singapore and Global (in USD per bbl), 2014-2019
Figure 11: Global Additions of Ethylene Capacity (in Million Tons per Annum)
Figure 12: Plant Capacity of Ethylene in Asia Pacific (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Figure 13: Global Ethylene Plant Capacity - Region-wise Segmentation (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Figure 14: Ethylene Projects
Figure 15: Refineries, Pipelines and Crackers in Europe
Figure 16: Europe's Share in Global Petrochemical Production (Historical)
Figure 17: Comparing Ethylene Capacity in Europe and Middle East
Figure 18: Share of the European Chemical Industry
Figure 19: Geographic Breakdown of EU Chemical Industry Sales
Figure 20: Contribution of the Chemical Industry to the EU Economy
Figure 21: Sources of Feedstock for the Belgian Cracker Capacity (%), 2014
Figure 22: Percentage Change in Export Value by Regions (%), Year-on-Year
Figure 23: Plastics Production in Ukraine (in ‘000 Tons), 2010-2014
Figure 24: Feedstock Supply in the UK (%), 2014
Figure 25: Macro Trends in China and India, 2002-2019
Figure 26: Ethylene Capacity Additions in Asia (in '000 Tons), 2014-2019
Figure 27: Cracker Feedstock in Australia (%), 2014
Figure 28: Consumption of Ethylene in China by Sectors (%), 2014
Figure 29: Feedstock Sources in Ethylene Plants in China (%), 2014
Figure 30: Petrochemical Output in China, 2012-2014
Figure 31: Ethylene Consumption and Capacity in China (in 10,000 Tons), 2006-2019
Figure 32: Cracker Feedstock in Japan (%), 2014
Figure 33: Polymers Consumption in Japan (in ‘000 Tons), 2004-2014
Figure 34: Output of Olefins in Japan (in '000 Tons), 2006-2014
Figure 35: Net Exports of Petrochemicals in Japan (in '000 Tons), 2004-2014
Figure 36: Chemicals and Petrochemical Production Indices in Japan, Q3, 2014
Figure 37: Polymers Output in Japan (in '000 Tons), 2012-2014
Figure 38: Select Middle East GDP and Population
Figure 39: 1985 and 2010 World Ethylene Capacity Breakdown
Figure 40: Ethylene and Polyethylene Capacity in Africa, 2014 and 2019
Figure 41: Nigeria Cracker Feedstock in Nigeria (%), 2014
Figure 42: Urea Production Capacity in Nigeria (in million tpa), 2010-2019
Figure 43: Latin American Proven Oil and Gas Reserves (2014)
Figure 44: Latin American Proven Oil Gas Production (2014)
Figure 45: Polyethylene in the US, Industry Segmentation (%), 2014
Figure 46: Polypropylene Market in the US, Industry Segmentation (%), 2014
Figure 47: Regional Dependence on Natural Gas
Figure 48: Process Routes for the Production of Ethylene and its Co-Products
Figure 49: Benzene Products
Figure 50: Propylene Products
Figure 51: Ethylene Products

List of Tables

Table 1: Leading Ethylene Producers in 2014
Table 2: Air Freight and Passenger Volumes in 2013 vs. 2014
Table 3: Plant Capacity of Ethylene in Asia Pacific (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Table 4: Global Ethylene Plant Capacity - Region-wise Segmentation (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Table 5: Polyolefin Demand - 2014 MMTA
Table 6: Polyolefin Demand - 2019 MMTA
Table 7: Olefins Facilities in Belgium
Table 8: Aromatics and Intermediates Facilities in Belgium
Table 9: Polyolefins Facilities in Belgium
Table 10: Forecast for the Belgium Petrochemical Industry (in '000 Tons), 2012-2019
Table 11: Forecast for the Bulgaria Petrochemical Sector ('000 tons), 2012-2019
Table 12: Value of the France Chemical Industry (in EUR Billion), 2010-2014
Table 13: Forecast of the France Petrochemical Industry ('000 Tons), 2012-2019
Table 14: Germany Petrochemical Industry Forecast (in '000 Tons per Annum), 2012-2019
Table 15: Forecast of the Ukraine Petrochemical Industry ('000 Tons per Annum), 2010-2019
Table 16: Forecast for the Petrochemical Industry in the UK ('000 tons per annum), 2012-2019
Table 17: Petrochemical Facilities in Australia
Table 18: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Australia (in '000 tons per annum), 2012-2019
Table 19: Forecast for India's Petrochemical Sector (in '000 Tons per Annum), 2012-2019
Table 20: China Ethylene Plant Capacity (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Table 21: Ethylene Plant Capacity in China (MMTPA) 2004-2019
Table 22: Value of the Ethylene Industry in China (USD Million) 2004-2019
Table 23: China's Ethylene Plant Capacity by Naphtha Feedstock, 2014
Table 24: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in China (in '000 Tons per Annum), 2014-2019
Table 25: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Japan (in '000 Tons per annum), 2014-2019
Table 26: Asia Naphtha vs Middle East Ethane
Table 27: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Egypt, 2014-2019
Table 28: Cracker Capacity in Iran (‘000 tpa), 2014-2019
Table 29: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Iran (in ‘000 tpa), 2014-2019
Table 30: Cracker Capacity in Israel (‘000 tpa), 2011-2019
Table 31: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Israel (in ‘000 Tons per Annum), 2012-2019
Table 32: Petrochemical Plants in Qatar
Table 33: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Qatar (in ‘000 tons per annum), 2012-2019
Table 34: Cracker Capacity in the UAE (in '000 tpa), 2012-2019
Table 35: Petrochemical Projects in the UAE
Table 36: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in UAE (in ‘000 Tons per annum), 2012-2019
Table 37: Cracker Capacity in Algeria, 2014-2019
Table 38: Arzew Complex Petrochemical Capacity
Table 39: Arzew Petrochemical Complex Capacity by 2016 (in '000 tons)
Table 40: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Algeria (in ‘000 Tons per Annum), 2014-2019
Table 41: Nigeria Petrochemical Complexes and Capacities
Table 42: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in Nigeria (in ‘000 tpa), 2013-2019
Table 43: South Africa Cracker Capacity, 2014-2019
Table 44: Forecast for the Petrochemical Sector in South Africa, 2014-2019
Table 45: Distribution of Benzene Use
Table 46: Distribution of Propylene Use
Table 47: Distribution of Uses for Ethylene

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