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Japan Petrochemicals Report 2016

  • ID: 3505791
  • December 2015
  • Region: Japan
  • 77 pages
  • Business Monitor International
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FEATURED COMPANIES

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

Japanese ethylene production will never return to pre-recession levels due to a series of cracker closures and more likely over the next five years. However, this does not mean Japan's petrochemicals industry is dying - it is instead continuing its process of reform with shutdowns necessary to restructure the industry and it will need to reduce ethylene capacity by 1.7mn tonnes per annum (tpa) in order to address the looming national olefins surplus.

Petrochemicals crackers depend on naphtha for over 90% of their feedstock. With naphtha declining in cost since mid-2014, the industry has improved its competitiveness. The situation has been boosted further by the weaker yen, which improved sales on the local market even as the regional market was becoming more challenging. Nevertheless, plant closures have continued and more are likely in the years ahead as producers seek to focus more on adding value and improving margins, while reducing exposure to an over-supplied Asian market.

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FEATURED COMPANIES

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

SWOT

Industry Forecast
Table: Japan: Planned Cracker Turn-Arounds
Table: Japan's Petrochemicals Sector, 2012-2020 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated)

Macroeconomic Forecasts

Economic Analysis

Industry Risk Reward Ratings

Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: Asia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Ranking

Japan Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Ratings

Market Overview

Industry Trends And Developments

Upstream

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

Company Profile

Asahi Kasei Corporation
Table: Asahi Kasei Financial Results (JPYmn)

Mitsubishi Chemical
Table: Mitsubishi Chemical financial results (JPYmn)
Table: Petrochemicals Capacity (000 tpa)

Mitsui Chemicals
Table: Mitsui Chemicals Financial Results (JPYmn)

Sumitomo Chemical Group
Table: Sumitomo Chemical financial results (JPYmn)

Tosoh Corporation
Table: Tosoh financial results (JPYmn)

Regional Overview

Asia Overview

Chinese Crackers Spark Concern as Crisis Blazes

A Rocky Surge in 2016

Global Industry Overview

Feedstock Differentials: Respite for Europe

2016 Feedstock Outlook

Could US Gas Run out?

Market Outlook: Chinese Downturn

Long-term Outlook

Europe - Brent On Board For A Bumpy Ride

Demographic Forecast

Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Japan 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Japan 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Japan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Japan 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Japan 1990-2025)

Glossary
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms

Methodology

Industry Forecast Methodology

Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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Asahi Kasei Corporation
Mitsubishi Chemical
Mitsui Chemicals
Sumitomo Chemical Group
Tosoh Corporation

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