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Chile Petrochemicals Report 2013

  • ID: 2323433
  • November 2012
  • Region: Chile
  • 55 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Company Monitor
  • ENAP
  • Methanex
  • Petroquim
  • Petroquimica Dow
  • MORE

BMI’s Chile Petrochemicals Report examines the challenges facing the industry, including the impact of low-cost imports, the tough regional export market and the shortfall in gas feedstock. The report assesses how falling gas supplies are influencing recent developments in the methanol sector.

We estimate that methanol output in 2012 was around 500,000 tonnes – based on Methanex’s statement that just one of four plants is in operation at just 50% capacity. This compares to Methanex’s total operating capacity of 3.84mn tonnes per annum (tpa) in Chile. Methanex’s plans to move one of four methanol plants from Chile to the US by end-2014, with indications of a second moving abroad,
demonstrates the corrosive effects of low levels of competitively priced gas supplies on Chilean petrochemicals production.

Chile’s ability to revive its petrochemicals industry will depend on overcoming upstream supply constraints. At present, Chilean ethylene production is reliant on naphtha, provided by local refineries.

Naphtha represents 76% of the country’s feedstock slate with 16% drawn from butane and 8% from ethane. Opportunities for READ MORE >


  • Company Monitor
  • ENAP
  • Methanex
  • Petroquim
  • Petroquimica Dow
  • MORE

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Chile Petrochemicals Industry SWOT 7

Chile Political SWOT 8

Chile Economic SWOT 9

Chile Business Environment SWOT 10

Global Petrochemicals Overview 11

Global Oil Products Price Outlook 15
Table: BMI's Refined Products Forecasts, 2010-2016 16
Table: Middle East Outperforms In Terms of Passenger Growth 20

Latin America Overview 25

Chile Market Overview 30
Table: Chile Petrochemicals Facilities 30

Industry Trends And Developments 31

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 32
Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) 34

Chile 34

Industry Forecast Scenario 35
Table: Chile's Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017 36

Macroeconomic Outlook 37
Table: Chile – Economic Activity, 2011-2016 39

Company Monitor 40


Methanex 42

Petroquim 43

Petroquimica Dow 44

Glossary Of Terms 45
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 45

Country Snapshot 46
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 47
Table: Chile's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 48
Table: Chile's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 49
Table: Chile's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 49

BMI Methodology 50

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 50

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 50

Cross Checks 51

Business Environment Ratings 52
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 53

Weighting 53
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 54

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