Malaysia Petrochemicals Report 2013

  • ID: 2323440
  • November 2012
  • Region: Malaysia
  • 58 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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Ongoing investment in Malaysia’s petrochemical industry is focused on vertically integrated complexes with a high degree of diversification, which should add value to basic chemicals production. This report analyses the threat of potential market saturation on industry growth over the medium-term, as well as a short-term domestic economic downturn.

Going into 2013, weakness in the regional market due to oversupply and overall weaker economic growth will put pressure on petrochemicals market growth. A hard landing in the Chinese economy compels us to maintain a bearish outlook on Malaysian petrochemicals exports. In terms of the domestic market,
households are expected to cut back aggressively on spending over 2013 due to tighter lending conditions and cooling property prices.

The Malaysian petrochemicals industry is set to see an expansion of chemicals production throughout the petrochemicals chain, including further diversification into speciality products. By 2017, based on announced projects, Malaysia’s ethylene capacity will rise by 86% to 3.24mn tonnes per annum (tpa) and propylene capacity will increase by 27% to 1.43mn tpa. In the polymers sector, READ MORE >

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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 6

Malaysia Petrochemicals Industry SWOT 6

Malaysia Political SWOT 7

Malaysia Economic SWOT 8

Malaysia Business Environment SWOT Analysis 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 20

Emerging Asia Petrochemicals Overview 24

Malaysia Market Overview 28
Table: Malaysia’s Olefins Facilities 29
Table: Malaysia’s Intermediates Capacities 30
Table: Malaysia’s Polyolefins Facilities 30

Industry Trends and Developments 31

Upstream 31

Recent Developments 32

Emergence Of Petrochemicals Zones 34
Table: Malaysia Petrochemical Plants 35

Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 36
Table: Asia Petrochemicals Business Environment Ratings 38

Industry Forecast Scenario 39
Table: Malaysia’s Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017 (‘000tpa) 41

Macroeconomic Outlook 42
Table: Malaysia - economic activity 44

Company Monitor 45


Petronas 46

Titan Chemicals 48

Glossary Of Terms 49
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 49

Country Snapshot 50
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 51
Table: Malaysia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 52
Table: Malaysia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 53
Table: Malaysia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 53

Methodology 54

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 54

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 54

Cross Checks 55

Business Environment Ratings 55
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 56

Weighting 57
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 57

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