United States Petrochemicals Report Q4 2012

  • ID: 2313656
  • November 2012
  • Region: United States
  • 83 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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  • Appendix: BP
  • BP
  • Dow Chemical
  • ExxonMobil
  • Huntsman
  • Ineos
  • MORE

The US Petrochemicals Report examines the short-term trends in domestic consumption and production growth amid a simultaneous economic slowdown and surge in investment in capacity based on ethane from the Marcellus shale gas reserves.

This report analyses the ways in which producers are minimising investment risk and also explores the impact of the increasingly precarious external macroeconomic environment on the US consumer and on the ability of producers and exporters alike to realise returns in the short-term. The report also assesses the growth and risk management strategies being employed by the leading players in the US petrochemicals industry as they seek to maximise the tremendous growth opportunities offered by the local market and leverage their competitive edge over European producers.

Following modest growth at start to the year, the petrochemicals sector is facing increased volatility and uncertainty threatens production growth. The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that its recently launched Chemical Activity Barometer (CAB) showed growth of 1.1% y-o-y and 0.4% m-o-m in August. However, BMI is not convinced this growth will be sustained throughout READ MORE >

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  • Appendix: BP
  • BP
  • Dow Chemical
  • ExxonMobil
  • Huntsman
  • Ineos
  • MORE

BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

US Political SWOT 7

US Economic SWOT 8

US 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 14
Table: Financial Results – Major Petrochemicals Companies, 2011 14

Global Oil Products Price Outlook 15
Table: BMI Oil Price Forecasts, 2011-2016 15

US Market Overview 22

Competitive Landscape 23

Upstream 23

Olefins 24
Table: Olefins Production Capacity (‘000tpa) 24

Aromatics 27
Table: Aromatics And Derivatives Capacity (‘000tpa) 28

Mixed Xylenes 29
Table: Xylenes Capacity (‘000tpa) 29

Polyethylene (PE) 30
Table: US Polyethylene Manufacturing And Applications 30
Table: PE Chain Capacity, (‘000tpa) 31

High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) 31

Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) 32

Linear Low-Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) 33

Polypropylene (PP) 33
Table: US PP Capacity (‘000tpa) 35

Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) 36
Table: PVC Chain Capacity, (‘000tpa) 36

Polystyrene (PS) 37
Table: PS Chain Capacity, (‘000tpa) 37

Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) 38
Table: US Petrochemicals Sector – PET Chain Capacity (‘000tpa) 38

Industry Trends And Developments 40

Upstream 40

Cracker developments 40

Polymers and intermediates 41

Government Policy And Regulations 42

Collapse Of The PIC-Dow Merger 43

Industry Forecast Scenario 44

Petrochemicals Forecasts 44
Table: US Petrochemicals Industry, 2008-2016 46

Risk/Reward Ratings 47

Petrochemicals Business Environment 47

Macroeconomic Outlook 49

Fiscal Cliff Is The Biggest Risk 49
Table: United States – GDP By Expenditure, Real Growth %, 2008-2016 52

Company Profiles 53

BP 53

Chevron Phillips Chemical Company 55

Dow Chemical 57

ExxonMobil 60

Huntsman 62

Ineos 64

LyondellBasell 65

Occidental Chemical 67

Shell Chemicals 69

Westlake Chemical 70

Appendix: BP 72

United States Demographic Outlook 73
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 74
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 75
Table: The United States' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 76
Table: The United States' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 76

Glossary Of Terms 77
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 77

BMI Methodology 78

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 78

Chemicals and Petrochemicals Industry 78

Cross Checks 79

Business Environment Ratings 80
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 81

Weighting 81
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 82

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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Dow Chemical
Occidental Chemical
Shell Chemicals
Westlake Chemical
Appendix: BP

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