United States Petrochemicals Report Q3 2016

Date: July 27, 2016
Pages: 116
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
Delivery: E-mail Delivery (PDF)

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BMI View: Recent resurgence in the industrial sector and balanced chemical inventories bodes well for future chemical production. Although polymers continue to see healthy growth due to demand from manufacturers of consumer products and light vehicles, other sectors are less healthy and US exports have suffered as a result of a strong US dollar.

In 2016, the US petrochemicals industry is likely to witness more downside risk. The American Chemistry Council (ACC)'s Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) three-month moving average (3mma) index expanded 1.0% in May following a 0.8% increase in April and 0.1% increase in March. The CAB was up 2.3% y-o-y, compared to 2.7% growth in the previous May. Lower rates of growth are indicative of the US's move towards full capacity utilisation, as well as the country's near-total self-sufficiency in basic polymers, even at a time of rising demand.

US ethylene production in Q116 grew 10% y-o-y to 6.8mn tonnes, according to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM). Ethylene inventories totalled about 816,000 tonnes, up 125% y-o-y and 14% q-o-q. Feedstock ethane consumption was also up 10% y-o-y to 6.1mn tonnes. Propane and butane usage also increased compared to the same period last year, while naphtha feeds were down.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
  Table: US Petrochemicals Industry, 2012-2020 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
  Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Rewards Ratings
Market Overview
  Table: Geographical Concentration Of Chemicals Production
Industry Trends And Developments
  Table: US Cracker Projects
  Table: US Petrochemicals Expansions under consideration
Polymers And Intermediates
Regulatory Development
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Olefins Production Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: Aromatics And Derivatives Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: Xylenes Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: US Polyethylene Manufacturing And Applications
  Table: PE Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: US PP Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: PVC Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: PS Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: US Petrochemicals Sector - PET Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Company Profile
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Dow Chemical
  Table: Dow Financial Results (USmn)
  Table: Huntsman (USDmn)
  Table: LyondellBasell Financial Results (USDmn)
Shell Chemicals
Westlake Chemical
  Table: Westlake Chemical Financial Results (USDmn)
Regional Overview
Americas Overview
  Table: Planned Cracker Projects
Global Industry Overview
Demographic Forecast
  Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025)
  Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
  Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
  Table: Population By Age Group% (United States 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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