Taiwan Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date: January 21, 2015
Pages: 66
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF), Download
ID: T6051C1AB70EN

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Taiwan's petrochemicals industry depends on its ability to compete on the Asian market, but BMI's latest Taiwan Petrochemicals report states that the island could find itself crowded out as a result of rising Chinese self-sufficiency and growth in low-cost shale-based ethane-fed production in the US. In 2014, Taiwan saw the beginning of a recovery in petrochemicals in line with overall manufacturing growth. Among the strongest end-use markets was the automotive industry, which helped offset lacklustre performance in other segments. Nevertheless, Taiwan has a small domestic market, relatively high labour costs compared with its neighbours, a strong environmentalist lobby and a large volume of FDI.

The island's producers will need to improve external competitiveness to boost output. This will depend on securing a reduction in tariffs on petrochemical exports to China to boost their competitive edge in the huge mainland market. The 10th round of talks for a cross-strait trade in goods pact or other trade negotiations are likely to be held in 2015, which producers hope will lead to a break-through and enable them to compete with South Korean producers for the Chinese market.
BMI Industry View
Industry Forecast
  Table: Taiwan's Petrochemicals Sector ('000 tpa, unless otherwise stated)
  Table: Taiwan's Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017, ('000 tpa, unless otherwise stated)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Q414 Outlook Remains Cloudy
Headwinds To Persist…
But Economic Fundamentals Remain Strong
  Table: Economic Activity (Taiwan 2009-2018)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Ranking
Taiwan Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings
Market Overview
  Table: Taiwan's Olefins Facilities
  Table: Taiwan's Polyolefins Facilities
  Table: Taiwan's Aromatics Facilities
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Formosa Plastics Group
  Table: FPG financial results (TWDmn)
Chinese Petroleum Corporation
Regional Overview
Asia Overview
Feedstock shifts
The coming surge: 2015 and 2016
China and India will dominate Asia demand
Rapid Growth In South East Asia
Global Industry Overview
China versus the US: feedstock wars
  Table: Top 10 Ethylene Producers, 2013
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (Taiwan 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (Taiwan 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Taiwan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (Taiwan 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (Taiwan 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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