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Kuwait Petrochemicals Report Q1 2011 - Product Image

Kuwait Petrochemicals Report Q1 2011

  • Published: November 2010
  • Region: Kuwait
  • 47 Pages
  • Business Monitor International

The Kuwait Petrochemicals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, petrochemical associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Kuwait's petrochemicals industry.

BMI believes that by using naphtha as its primary feedstock for petrochemicals production, Kuwait will struggle to compete with ethane-based production in the UAE and Saudi Arabia, according to our latest Kuwait Petrochemicals Report. The country will also fail to realise its full potential in the Chinese market due to its narrow product portfolio, which is focused on exporting polyethylene and monoethylene glycol. Moreover, in terms of the Gulf region, the Kuwaiti investment climate is comparatively poor, despite the potential for a larger cluster of petrochemicals industries around the current market leader, Equate, in combination with the low financial barrier to entry for many converters. Indeed, Kuwait has failed to keep up with the pace of manufacturing growth seen in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.

However, there are some promising recent developments that signal an expansion in downstream industries. In READ MORE >

Executive Summary

SWOT Analysis
Kuwait Petrochemicals Industry SWOT
Kuwait Political SWOT
Kuwait Economic SWOT
Kuwait Business Environment SWOT

Global Overview

Petrochemicals Market Overview
Table: World Ethylene Production By Country, 2009 And 2014 (‘000 tonnes capacity)

Financial Results
Table: Financial Results Of Major Petrochemicals Companies, 2009
Global Oil Products Price Outlook
TABLE: OIL PRODUCT PRICE ASSUMPTIONS 2010 (US$/BBL)
TABLE: OIL PRODUCT PRICE FORECASTS (US$/BBL)
Gulf Regional Overview
Table: Announced Ethylene Crackers In The Gulf Region

Kuwait Market Overview

Industry Trends And Developments
Upstream
Corporate Developments
Olefins And Polyolefins
Aromatics
Overseas Investments

Business Environment Ratings

Table: Middle East And Africa Petrochemicals Business Environment Ratings

Overview Of Kuwait’s Business Environment

Foreign Investment Policy
Political Developments
Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Kuwaiti Petrochemicals Sector, 2007-2015 (‘000 tpa, unless otherwise stated)

Macroeconomic Outlook
Kuwait – Economic Activity

Company Profiles

Equate Petrochemical Company
Petrochemicals Industries Company (PIC)

Glossary Of Terms

Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms

BMI Methodology

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts
Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry
Cross Checks
Business Environment Ratings
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale
Weighting
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

- Equate Petrochemical Company
- Petrochemicals Industries Company (PIC)

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