Kuwait Petrochemicals Report Q1 2012

  • ID: 2011246
  • December 2011
  • Region: Kuwait, Lebanon
  • 47 Pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Business Monitor International's 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.

Kuwait’s petrochemical industry is vulnerable to its exposure to the Asian market, particularly China which is its main customer, its narrow product range and dependence on naphtha could lead to an erosion of margins in 2012 as export markets hit a soft patch. While China’s capacities are growing fast, BMI believes the Chinese market will slow down in 2012 as inflation rises and the government is forced to introduce more restrictive policies to dampen demand. Coupled with growth in output, measures to prevent over-heating will lead to a decline in imports and the potential for over-capacity in some segments.

BMI’s concern remains that Kuwait’s naphtha-fed petrochemicals industry will be at a competitive disadvantage compared to the ethane-fed producers elsewhere in the region. In line with regional peers, most progress has been concentrated on olefins, READ MORE >

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Executive Summary

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

Global Petrochemicals Overview
Petrochemicals Market Overview
Table: World Ethylene Production By Country, 2011 And 2015 (‘000 tonnes capacity)
Financial Results
Table: Financial Results Of Major Petrochemicals Companies, 2010
Global Products Outlook
Gulf Regional Overview
Table: Announced Ethylene Crackers In The Gulf Region
Kuwait Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Financial Results
Olefins And Polyolefins
Downstream Plastics Industries
Overseas Investments
Business Environment Ratings
Table: Middle East And Africa Petrochemicals Business Environment Ratings
Overview Of Kuwait’s Business Environment

Industry Forecast Scenario
Table: Kuwaiti Petrochemicals Sector, 2008-2016 (’000tpa, Unless Otherwise Stated)
Macroeconomic Outlook
Table: 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
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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- Equate Petrochemical Company
- Petrochemicals Industries Company (PIC)

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