Algeria Petrochemicals Report Q4 2016

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Date: 31-Aug-2016
No. of pages: 66

Algeria's petrochemicals sector will remain dominated by the fertiliser sector, which utilises the country's

considerable natural gas resources. Upstream developments will be crucial to providing the necessary

feedstock for new capacity, but the outlook on Algerian oil production is heavily bearish, due to rapid

decline rates at mature producing fields and the small pipeline of projects under development. The outlook

on gas is slightly more positive, although strong domestic consumption growth will continue to weigh on


Algeria has focused on low added-value production, relying on commodity chemicals that are highly priceresponsive

to market fluctuations and easily undermined by capacity elsewhere in the world. The industry is

some distance from competing on equal terms with European petrochemicals producers with regard to

product diversification. As a result, it will be vulnerable to market fluctuations in the narrow range of

products it produces, although the effects on margins should be cushioned by the local availability of

competitively priced feedstock.

Algeria Petrochemicals Report Q4 2016

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View 7
Political 10
Economic 12
Operational Risk 13
Industry Forecast 14
Table: Algeria Petrochemical Sector, 2012-2020 19
Macroeconomic Forecasts 20
Economic Analysis 20
Industry Risk/Reward Index 24
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index 24
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q4 2016 28
Algeria Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index 29
Market Overview 30
Chemicals And Petrochemicals 31
Industry Trends And Developments 34
Upstream 34
Olefins & Polyolefins 35
Fertiliser 37
Company Profile 39
Sonatrach 39
Regional Overview 43
Middle East And Africa Overview 43
Global Industry Overview 49
Demographic Forecast 56
Demographic Outlook 56
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Algeria 1990-2025) 57
Table: Key Population Ratios (Algeria 1990-2025) 57
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Algeria 1990-2025) 58
Table: Population By Age Group (Algeria 1990-2025) 58
Table: Population By Age Group % (Algeria 1990-2025) 59
Glossary 61
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 61
Methodology 62
Industry Forecast Methodology 62
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 64
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators 65
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 66

List of Tables

Table: Algeria Petrochemical Sector, 2012-2020
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q4 2016
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Algeria 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Algeria 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Algeria 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Algeria 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Algeria 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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