France Petrochemicals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2372998
  • January 2013
  • Region: France
  • 56 pages
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The France petrochemicals report examines recent trends in the petrochemicals industry and end-markets and assesses the prospects for growth in 2013 following a year of zero growth in 2012. The report looks at the competitiveness of the French petrochemicals industry, both at home and abroad, and the potential for domestic producers to manufacture products that can compete with foreign imports. The report also analyses the growth and risk management strategies employed by leading producers in France as they seek to cut costs and improve the integration of refining and downstream units.

The domestic market is weighing heavily on the industry's performance, affected in large part by the European sovereign debt crisis. BMI does not believe there is sufficient overall domestic growth to support a full recovery in the petrochemicals industry in the short-term. The prolonged downturn will prevent a return to pre-recession operating rates and by the time the market recovers, old, inefficient and smaller capacities are likely to have been taken offline. As such, French chemicals producers are increasingly looking beyond the eurozone, in particular to the US, Japan and emerging markets.


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Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

France Petrochemicals SWOT 7

France Political SWOT 8

France Economic SWOT 8

France 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

European Petrochemicals Overview 24

France Market Overview 28

Industry Trends And Developments 29

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 31

Western Europe Regional Power Risk/Reward Ratings 31
Table: West Europe Power Risk/Reward Ratings (Scores Out Of 100) 33

France's Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 33

Industry Forecast Scenario 34
Table: Chemical Industry - Percentage Changes In Output Volume, 2008-2011 36
Table: France's Chemicals And Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated) 36

Macroeconomic Outlook 38
Table: France - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 41

Company Profiles 42

Arkema 42

Total 44

Glossary Of Terms 47
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 47

Country Snapshot 48
Table: France's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 49
Table: France's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 50
Table: France's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 51
Table: France's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 51

BMI Methodology 52

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 52

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 52

Cross Checks 53

Business Environment Ratings 54
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 54

Weighting 55
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 55

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