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Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q1 2013 - Product Image

Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q1 2013

  • ID: 2373326
  • January 2013
  • Region: Saudi Arabia
  • 76 pages
  • Business Monitor International


  • ChevronPhillips
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  • ExxonMobil
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The Q113 Saudi Arabia petrochemicals report looks at the future of the industry in the context of turbulent export markets and rising feedstock costs. We also examine attempts to diversify the production portfolio and whether this will be sufficient to overcome the aforementioned challenges. The report will also consider the ways in which trends in Asian markets will affect strategic decision-making as demand growth slows and global over-capacity threatens some segments.

Concerns over rapid capacity growth continue to mount due to plunging profitability as product prices have declined and softening demand in Asia has hit operating rates. Although ethylene prices declined 9%, the fall in feed costs, which was felt along the value chain, was insufficient to offset the decline in sales. BMI has been warning for some time that overcapacity could become a problem in the short term,
but that in the long term petrochemicals demand will grow faster than domestic capacity expansion,
meaning there will be a need for imports.

This has been reflected in fluctuating product prices, although the trend has been negative. Over the shortterm,
the Asian petrochemicals industry READ MORE >


  • ChevronPhillips
  • Company Profiles
  • ExxonMobil
  • Royal Dutch Shell
  • Sabic
  • Sipchem
  • MORE

Executive Summary 5

SWOT Analysis 7

Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Industry SWOT 7

Saudi Arabia Political SWOT 8

Saudi Arabia Economic SWOT 9

Saudi Arabia 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

Middle East Regional Overview 25
Table: Planned Ethylene Crackers In The Gulf Region 27

Saudi Arabia Market Overview 28
Table: Saudi Arabia's Ethylene Capacity 30
Table: Saudi Arabia's Ethylene Projects 30
Table: Saudi Arabia's Polyethylene Capacity 31
Table: Saudi Arabia's Polyethylene Projects 31
Table: Saudi Arabia's Polypropylene Capacity 32
Table: Saudi Arabia - Cracker Capacity '000tpa, 2009-2016 32

Industry Trends And Developments 34

Developments 34

Sahara Petrochemicals 35

Sadara Chemical Company 36

Petro Rabigh 37

Saudi Kayan 38

Ma'adan 38

Sipchem 38

Ibn Rushd 39


Safco 40

Kayan 40

Satorp 41

Other Projects 41

Related Industries 42

Industry Forecast Scenario 45
Table: Saudi Arabia's Petrochemicals Sector, 2010-2017 48

Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 50

Middle East and Africa Regional Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 50
Table: Middle East And Africa Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 52

Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings 52

Macroeconomic Forecast 54

Company Profiles 58

Sipchem 58

ExxonMobil 60

Royal Dutch Shell 62

Sabic 63

ChevronPhillips 66

Country Snapshot 67
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 ('000) 68
Table: Saudi Arabia's Population By Age Group, 1990-2020 (% of total) 69
Table: Saudi Arabia's Key Population Ratios, 1990-2020 70
Table: Saudi Arabia's Rural And Urban Population, 1990-2020 70

Glossary Of Terms 71
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 71

BMI Methodology 72

How We Generate Our Industry Forecasts 72

Chemicals And Petrochemicals Industry 72

Cross Checks 73

Business Environment Ratings 74
Table: Petrochemicals Business Environment Indicators And Rationale 74

Weighting 75
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 75

Company Profiles
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