United Arab Emirates Petrochemicals Report Q3 2016

Date: June 1, 2016
Pages: 74
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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The UAE is set to face a challenging year as it doubles output at the massive Borouge petrochemicals complex. The combination of an end to sanctions on Iran, a Chinese slowdown and Saudi Arabia's opening of its massive Sadara complex will work to keep petrochemicals prices low. Meanwhile, the UAE's dominant ethane feedstock will struggle to compete with falling oil-derived naphtha feedstock used by rivals in Asia and Europe. The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is seeing a slowdown in petrochemicals output growth, which fell to 7.5% in 2015 from 11% CAGR in 2004-2014, and is set to fall to 3.2% on average over the next five years. Constraints in gas supply have been blamed and this tightness in the gas market is leading to upward pressure on ethane costs.

Ethane availability and feedstock pricing will remain key to the growth of the UAE's petrochemical industry. Rising feedstock prices, limited ethane feedstock availability, increasing construction costs and the anticipation of slower demand growth in key markets are expected to lead to a decline in the number of new project announcements. A significant risk factor for the UAE's petrochemicals industry is its current reliance on naphtha feedstock.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
  Table: UAE's Petrochemicals Projects
  Table: UAE's Petrochemicals Sector - Capacity, 2012-2020 ('000 tpa)
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q3 2016
UAE Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
  Table: The UAE's Petrochemicals Sector - Cracker Capacity, 2012-2020 ('000 tpa)
Industry Trends And Developments
  Table: Major UAE Oil And Gas Concessions
Company Profile
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC)
Abu Dhabi Polymers (Borouge)
Regional Overview
Middle East And Africa Overview
Global Industry Overview
Demographic Forecast
Demographic Outlook
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (United Arab Emirates 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group % (United Arab Emirates 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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