South Africa Petrochemicals Report Q4 2016

Date: August 31, 2016
Pages: 66
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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The outlook for the South African petrochemicals industry has worsened due to the country's continued poor economic performance as well as the threat of strike action within the petrochemicals sector and related sectors, both upstream and in end markets. In spite of the decline in the value of the rand, the sector is struggling with low levels of competitiveness and weighed down by poor consumption, although past problems with electricity power supply have eased. Sub-2% growth is expected over the short-term with little significant growth expected over the five year forecast period in spite of the growth in capacity in the C3 chain.

Basic chemicals output grew 2.6% y-o-y in the first five months of 2016, reversing the trend in 2015 when full year output fell 0.6%. This was above the trend seen in the overall manufacturing sector which grew 1.0% y-o-y over the period. Plastic also fared better, growing 0.5% y-o-y compared to a 1.9% fall. However, rubber saw a 1.6% decline. Nevertheless, going into Q216 the rubber sector appeared to pick up while the plastic segment lost steam, demonstrating the volatility within the petrochemicals sector.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Latest Developments
  Table: South Africa's Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector, 2012-2020
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Growth Outlook
  Table: South Africa - Real GDP Growth, % change q-o-q, SAAR
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q4 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), 2010-2015
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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