United States Petrochemicals Report Q4 2015

Date: October 7, 2015
Pages: 113
US$ 1,295.00
Report type: Strategic Report
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ID: U37495C7262EN

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The US petrochemicals industry reported a slowdown in growth in recent months as the strong US dollar pinched exports and end-market growth was moderating. While consumption and production are still expected to grow at slower rates into 2016, it will be low oil prices that will prove the greatest threat to the industry over the medium-to-long term as they will advantage rival naphtha-based producers in Europe and Asia.

In the first seven months of 2015, polymer resins production grew 3.8% y-o-y to 20.7mn tonnes, while sales rose 3.6% to 20.8mn tonnes. This indicated an overall balance between supply and demand with a small deficit plugged by imports and inventories. However, the three month moving average of the American Chemistry Council's Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB), showed slower growth. While the CAB was up 1.8% y-o-y in August, it was down 0.2% m-o-m.
BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
  Table: US Petrochemicals Industry, 2012-2019 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
  Table: US - Key Economic Indicators
  Table: US - Private Consumption Forecasts
  Table: US - Private Investment Forecasts
  Table: US - Government Consumption And Investment Forecasts
  Table: US - Net Exports Forecasts
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Worsening market risk in Latin America
  Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Rewards Ratings
Market Overview
  Table: Geographical Concentration Of Chemicals Production
Industry Trends And Developments
Cracker Developments
  Table: US Petrochemical Expansions Based On Shale Gas
Polymers And Intermediates
Regulatory Development
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Competitive Landscape
  Table: Olefins Production Capacity ('000tpa)
  Table: Aromatics And Derivatives Capacity ('000tpa)
Mixed Xylenes
  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)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
  Table: US Petrochemicals Sector - PET Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Company Profile
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Dow Chemical
  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
  Table: Planned PE Projects In North America, 2014-2019
Global Industry Overview
Could US Gas Run out?
Project Curtailments
Medium-term Outlook
Global - Crude Oil, Refined Fuels And Natural Gas Prices, 10-Year Forecasts
  Table: Energy Price Forecasts (Global 2013-2018)
  Table: Energy Price Forecasts (Global 2019-2024)
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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