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Japan Petrochemicals Report 2013

  • ID: 2373273
  • January 2013
  • Region: Japan
  • 71 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Company Monitor
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Sumitomo Chemical Group
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • MORE

BMI's Japan petrochemicals report examine trends in the olefins, polymers and aromatics segments and assesses the long-term viability of domestic production as Japanese producers face tougher competition and growing pressure on margins. The report also looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the Japanese petrochemicals industry and how producers are minimising investment risk.

The Japanese petrochemicals industry has been beset by declining domestic demand, the appreciation of the yen and competition from new plants starting up in the Middle East and Asia. The situation is unlikely to improve radically in 2013 with growth set to decline to 1.2% from 1.5% as the country struggles to find new markets and suffers because of weakening demand both at home and abroad. Meanwhile, the yen is set to appreciate from an average of JPY78/US$ in 2012 to JPY75/US$ in 2013 and we believe feedstock prices will remain high. In this context, competition is likely to be fierce with an additional 3.39mn tonnes per annum (tpa) of ethylene capacity set to come online in Asia over 2013 (on top of growth of 6.25mntpa in 2012). Closures are planned over the next two years as Japanese producers seek READ MORE >


  • Asahi Kasei Corporation
  • Company Monitor
  • Mitsubishi Chemical
  • Mitsui Chemicals
  • Sumitomo Chemical Group
  • Tosoh Corporation
  • MORE

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Japan Petrochemicals Industry SWOT 7

Japan Political SWOT 8

Japan Economic SWOT 9

Japan 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

Emerging Asia Petrochemicals Overview 25

Japan Market Overview 29

Industry Trends And Developments 31

Olefins 31

Polymers 35

Aromatics 38

Financial Results and Corporate Strategy 40
Table: Japan's Petrochemicals Producers Results, JPYbn 40

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 42

Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 42
Table: Asia Petrochemicals Business Environment Ratings 44

Industry Forecast Scenario 45
Table: Japan's Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017, ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated) 47

Macroeconomic Outlook 49
Table: Japan - Economic Activity, 2011-2016 51

Company Monitor 52

Asahi Kasei Corporation 52

Maruzen Petrochemicals Company 53

Mitsubishi Chemical 55

Mitsui Chemicals 57

Nippon Petrochemicals Company 59

Sumitomo Chemical Group 60

Tosoh Corporation 61

Glossary Of Terms 62
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 62

Demographic Data 63
Table: Japan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 64
Table: Japan's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 65
Table: Japan's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 66
Table: Japan's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 66

Methodology 67

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 67

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 67

Cross Checks 68

Business Environment Ratings 69
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 69

Weighting 70
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 70

Company Monitor
Asahi Kasei Corporation
Maruzen Petrochemicals Company
Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsui Chemicals
Nippon Petrochemicals Company
Sumitomo Chemical Group
Tosoh Corporation

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