Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q3 2016

Date: June 1, 2016
Pages: 102
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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Saudi producers have improved margins since the previous quarter, but there is the ongoing threat from growth in Iranian exports and the slowdown in the Chinese market. However, the industry benefits from economies of scale and is moving increasingly towards mixed feedstocks, which should allow some flexibility in defending margins in a low oil price environment.

On the production side, the Sadara and Petro Rabigh complexes will have a major effect on the market in 2016. The former has the capacity to produce 3mn tpa of ethylene and polyethylene (PE) and will utilise naphtha and ethane as feedstock, meaning it will benefit from lower oil prices. Meanwhile, the second phase of Petro Rabigh is set to add 1.2mn tpa of ethylene capacity, with significant downstream polymer and aromatics facilities, including 600,000tpa PE, 400,000tpa benzene and 850,000tpa paraxylene (PX). Meanwhile, a projected decline in local market growth will have an impact on petrochemicals consumption. Lower government spending, diminishing government deposits in the banking system and tighter liquidity, and weaker consumer and business sentiment are bound to affect downstream plastics conversion. This will be felt significantly in sales of plastics used in packaging, such as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and PE.
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