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United States Petrochemicals Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

United States Petrochemicals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373271
  • January 2013
  • Region: North America, United States
  • 131 Pages
  • Business Monitor International


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The US petrochemicals report examines the short-term trends in domestic consumption and production growth going into 2013, when the local market will feel the effects of the continued global economic slowdown and the eurozone debt crisis. This report analyses the long-term impact of the opportunities provided by ethane from the Marcellus shale gas reserves and the potential threat of over-capacity. The report also assesses the growth and risk management strategies that are being employed by the leading players in the US petrochemicals industry as they seek to maximise the tremendous growth opportunities in the local market and leverage their competitive advantages over European and Latin American producers.

The performance of the US chemicals sector surprised to the upside in H212, but BMI doubts the sustainability of such growth due to downward pressure on consumption, which will offset positive trends in the automotive and construction sectors. Strong growth was driven by rising activity in construction related resins, coatings, pigments and other chemicals. In terms of ethylene production, output in Q312 totalled 6.2mn tonnes, down 0.6% year-on-year (y-o-y) but up 10.7% quarter-on-quarter READ MORE >


  • APL
  • Company Profiles
  • Evergreen Line
  • Hapag-Lloyd
  • Horizon Lines
  • MORE

BMI Industry View 5

SWOT Analysis 7

United States Shipping SWOT 7

United States Political SWOT 8

United States Economic SWOT 8

United States Business Environment SWOT 9

Global Overview - Container Shipping 10

2013 Offers Promise, But Will Be Tough 10

Transpacific Demand To Tick Up 14

Supply Issues To Become More Acute 23

Another Year Of Strict Capacity And Rate Management 26

Global Overview - Dry Bulk Shipping 33

2013: Stimulus Offers Short Term Blip, Demand To Slip 33

2013: Supply Problems Remain And It Is Too Tough For Some 37

Global Overview - Liquid Bulk Shipping 44

2013 To Offer Little Respite For Tanker Operators 44

Cross-Basin Trade To Aid Supertanker Operators 48

Chinese Pool To Drive Down Rates 50

Sanctions Hit Crude Shipping Sector 52

Industry Trends And Developments 55

US Container Shipping Market Overview 60

Industry Forecast 65

Port of LA 65

Port of New York/New Jersey 68
Table: Major Port Data, 2010-2017 71
Table: Trade Overview, 2010-2017 74
Table: Key Trade Indicators, 2010-2017 75
Table: Main Import Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009 76
Table: Main Export Partners (US$mn), 2002-2009 76

Company Profiles 77

Horizon Lines 77

Maersk Line 81

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) 89


Evergreen Line 98

COSCO Container Lines Company Limited (COSCON) 02

Hapag-Lloyd 06

APL 10

Hanjin Shipping (Container Operations) 15

China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) 19

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) (Container) 23

United States Demographic Outlook 127
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 28
Table: The United States' Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 29
Table: The United States' Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 30
Table: The United States' Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 30

Company Profiles
Horizon Lines
Maersk Line
Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC)
Evergreen Line
COSCO Container Lines Company Limited (COSCON)
Hanjin Shipping (Container Operations)
China Shipping Container Line (CSCL)
Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) (Container)

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