South Africa Petrochemicals Report Q3 2016

Date: June 8, 2016
Pages: 67
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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The South African petrochemicals industry is set for stronger growth in 2016 as a result of low base effects, a modest upturn in local consumption and capacity growth in the C3 chain. However, the sector has been the worst affected area of an economy that is enduring sub-2% growth and falling competitiveness, weighed down by poor consumption, strike action and disruption to electricity supply. In 2015, South Africa had ethylene capacity of just under 700,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) and propylene capacity of 960,000tpa. Meanwhile, polymer capacities included a total of 570,000tpa of polyethylene (PE), 60,000tpa of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), 680,000tpa of polypropylene (PP) and 200,000tpa of polyvinyl chloride. This gives South Africa a relatively small yet diverse petrochemicals base. However, capacities are unlikely to change over the medium term.

In 2015, basic chemicals output fell 0.6% y-o-y, while plastic fell 1.9% and rubber declined 1.0%. Signs of recovery were seen in H215 and going into Q116 with uptrends in plastics and chemicals. In terms of endmarkets, the construction sector is enduring a poor performance, which is helping to depress demand for construction-related polymers. On the upside, the automotive industry is seeing a recovery and rising local content in cars manufactured in South Africa offers further opportunities for consumption group.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Latest Developments
  Table: South Africa's Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector, 2012-2020
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q3 2016
South Africa Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
  Table: Sasol - Financial Results, Financial Year Ending June 30 (ZARmn), 2010-2014
Regional Overview
Middle East And Africa Overview
Global Industry Overview
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (South Africa 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (South Africa 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (South Africa 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (South Africa 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (South Africa 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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