Indonesia Petrochemicals Report Q2 2012
- ID: 2139570
- April 2012
- Region: Indonesia
- 55 Pages
- Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International's Indonesia Petrochemicals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, corporate analysts, petrochemical associations, government departments and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on Indonesia's petrochemicals industry.
Indonesia continues to attract investment in its petrochemicals industry, which is insufficient to cover domestic demand, according to BMI’s latest Indonesia petrochemicals report.
South Korea’s Honam Petrochemical Corporation is planning to invest up to US$5bn in a complex in Cilegon, Banten province, with completion slated for 2016. It will have capacities for 1mn tpa ethylene 550,000tpa propylene and 140,000tpa butadiene. Downstream units would produce 600,000tpa PE, 600,000tpa PP and 700,000tpa ethylene glycol. Saudi Aramco is also studying an integrated refining and petrochemical project at Tuban, East Java, based on a 300,00b/d refinery; the proposed configuration of downstream units has yet to be disclosed. Meanwhile, Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG) and PT Barito Pacific (Jakarta) are studying ways to raise US$500mn for an expansion of their Chandra Asri Petrochemical joint venture, which should see ethylene capacity raised from 600,000tpa to 1mn tpa, a new 100,000tpa butadiene extraction facility and PE capacity increased by 220,000tpa to 540,000tpa.
Work on the butadiene project began in Q311 and the plant is expected onstream in 2013, while expansion of the ethylene plant and the PE unit, as well as other facilities, is due to be completed in 2014. Whereas a number of South East Asian economies are bracing themselves for stagnating growth, we see Indonesia powering on to relatively robust growth of 5.8% in 2012 on the back of strong domestic demand, even as net exports' contribution to growth wanes. At the same time, risks to growth will be skewed to the downside. A prolonged global economic downturn could affect the archipelago's ability to reach its full growth potential, but exposure is limited compared to the rest of the region.
However, the government’s urban development programmes, which include affordable housing and infrastructure, are unlikely to play a major role in consumption growth. We remain cautious in our predictions about the impact of the programme, not least given the mixed success of Indonesia's previous government-backed housing schemes, with many of the houses bought by existing homeowners and sold to make quick profits. Depressed house prices are another factor affecting investment within the residential construction market, reducing potential profit margins for private developers when they come to sell the housing units once built. BMI notes that the country's huge informal economy in particular has helped contribute to the weak development of Indonesia's commercial housing market.
In the Asia Petrochemicals Business Environment Ratings matrix, Indonesia is 10th out of 12 countries, with 50.6 points. The country lies 12.9 points behind India and 22.5 points ahead of the Philippines. Plans for capacity expansion coupled with improved risk could raise the country’s petrochemicals rating in the future, but BMI thinks it highly unlikely it will close the gap with Australia or India. SHOW LESS READ MORE >
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