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Argentina Petrochemicals Report 2013 - Product Image

Argentina Petrochemicals Report 2013

  • ID: 2323431
  • November 2012
  • Region: Argentina
  • 59 pages
  • Business Monitor International


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  • Petrobras
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • YPF
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BMI’s Argentina Petrochemicals Report examines recent production and market trends in the industry and assesses how the slowdown in economic activity will affect growth in the medium-term. The report also assesses the impact of the nationalisation of YPF, the country’s leading oil and gas producer, on prospects for the petrochemicals industry.

Fortunately for Argentina, the country's gas prospects have risen substantially as a result of rising investment in the country's Neuquén shale gas play. However, the nationalisation of YPF and the revocation of some concessions will complicate the government’s hopes of exploiting shale reserves,
which are estimated to be the third largest in the world. These gas resources could transform the fortunes of the Argentine petrochemicals industry, although shale gas production is at least several years away and therefore Argentina will remain import-dependent in the short term.

Whether the gas reserves can support extension of cracker facilities is a different matter. BMI is doubtful that the government would wish to devote domestic shale resources to a world scale cracker, at least at competitive prices. As READ MORE >


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  • Petrobras
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • YPF
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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Argentina Petrochemical Industry SWOT 6

Argentina Political SWOT 7

Argentina Economic SWOT 8

Argentina Business Environment SWOT 9

Global Petrochemicals Overview 10

Global Oil Products Price Outlook 14
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts , 2010-2016 15
Table: Middle East Outperforms In Terms of Passenger Growth 19

Latin America Overview 24

Argentina Market Overview 29
Table: Argentina’s Olefins Facilities 30
Table: Argentina’s Polyolefins Facilities 30
Table: Argentina’s Aromatics Facilities 31
Table: Argentina’s Fertiliser Facilities 31

Regulatory Structure 32

Industry Trends And Developments 33

Upstream Investment 33

YPF nationalisation 34

Downstream Developments 35

Industry Forecast Scenario 36
Table: Argentina's Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017, ('000 tpa, unless otherwise stated) 37

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 39
Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) 41

Macroeconomic Outlook 42

Company Monitor 45

The Dow Chemical Company 45

Petrobras 46

YPF 49

Country Snapshot 51
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 52
Table: Argentina's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 53
Table: Argentina's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 54
Table: Argentina's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 54

BMI Methodology 55

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 55

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 55

Cross Checks 56

Business Environment Ratings 57
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 57

Weighting 58

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