Brazil Petrochemicals Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2299586
  • November 2012
  • Region: Brazil
  • 54 pages
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The Q412 Brazil Petrochemicals report examines the effects that the depreciation of the Brazilian real against the US dollar will have on the structure of the domestic market and exports. We also examine the ways in which Brazil is attempting to stimulate chemicals industrial growth, which has taken a hit because of the strong real and high naphtha feedstock costs. The report also analyses the growth and risk management strategies being employed by the leading players in the Brazilian petrochemicals sector, as they seek to maximise the tremendous growth opportunities on offer in the local market.

In Q212, demand for polymers fell 9% q-o-q and chemicals were down 6% q-o-q, offsetting the growth seen in Q112 and disappointing as Q2 is usually a stronger period. As a result of a poor Q2, demand in H112 was up just 1.0% y-o-y. Domestic sales and production in the second quarter were both more than 6% lower than in the first quarter of the year. There was a sharp slowdown in demand in all segments of the chemical industry in Brazil.

In spite of sluggish demand growth, the chemicals production index rose 4.6% y-o-y while the chemicals sales index grew 8.7% y-o-y in H112 on the READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 6

SWOT Analysis 7

Brazil Petrochemicals Industry SWOT 7

Brazil Political SWOT 7

Brazil Economic SWOT 8

Brazil Business Environment SWOT 9

Global Petrochemicals Overview 10

Petrochemicals Market Overview 10
Table: World Ethylene Production By Country, 2011 And 2016 (‘000 tonnes capacity) 10

Financial Results 15
Table: Financial Results – Major Petrochemicals Companies, 2011 15

Global Oil Products Price Outlook 16
Table: BMI Oil Price Forecasts, 2011-2016 16

Latin America Overview 23

Brazil Market Overview 27

Industry Trends and Developments 28

Projects And Expansions 28

Foreign Ventures 29

Bioplastics 29

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 32

Industry Forecast Scenario 33

Performance 33

Petrochemicals Forecasts 34
Table: Brazil’s Petrochemicals Sector, 2008-2016 (‘000tpa, unless otherwise stated) 36

Macroeconomic Outlook 37

Downgrading Growth, Story Remains The Same 37
Table: Brazil – Economic Activity, 2011-2016 39

Company Profiles 40

Braskem 40

Dow Quimica 43

Glossary of Terms 44
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 44

Brazil Demographic Outlook 45
Table: Brazil's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 46
Table: Brazil's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 47
Table: Brazil's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 48
Table: Brazil's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 48

BMI Methodology 49

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 49

Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industry 49

Cross Checks 50

Risk/Reward Ratings 51
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 52

Weighting 52
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 53

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