Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

Date: April 27, 2016
Pages: 95
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)
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BMI View: Sustained low oil prices are having a profound effect on the Saudi petrochemicals industry. The decline in ethane-naphtha spreads along with a rise in domestic gas prices, which have raised the cost of the country's dominant ethane feedstock, is squeezing Saudi petrochemicals margins. Sanctions relief for Iran will put further downward pressure on naphtha prices, undermining competitiveness at a time when Asian markets are seeing demand soften.

Saudi Arabia is pressing ahead with its drive towards greater feedstock flexibility, with the new mixed-feed Sadara complex ramping up production in 2016. While this should buffer it against the challenge posed by competition with shale-derived ethane-based production in the US, coal-to-olefins production in China and Asian producers are benefitting from the drop in naphtha prices. Saudi Arabia is also seeking to diversify into a broader and higher value-added product chain in order to see off challenges from Iran and other producers that are rapidly increasing their global market share.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
  Table: Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Capacity, 2012-2020
  Table: Saudi Arabia: Petrochemicals Projects
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q2 2016
Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
  Table: Saudi Arabia - Cracker Capacity '000tpa
Industry Trends And Developments
Other Projects
Upstream Resources
Company Profile
Chevron Phillips
Royal Dutch Shell
Regional Overview
Middle East And Africa Overview
Global Industry Overview
Global - Crude Oil, Refined Fuels And Natural Gas Prices
  Table: Global Energy Price Forecasts (2014-2019)
  Table: Global Energy Price Forecasts (2020-2025)
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group% (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
  Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
  Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators
  Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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