Iran's petrochemicals exports have been boosted by the lifting of sanctions, opening the possibility for major
inward investment in the years ahead. In the first three months of FY2016/17, petrochemicals comprised
over a third of Iran's exports with 27.9mn tonnes sold ..."
The lifting of sanctions will stimulate an immediate export boost for the Iranian petrochemicals industry,
which has been operating well under capacity even as it has expanded in recent years. The government has
ambitious plans for the sector with the hope that foreig ..."
Iran is set to ramp up petrochemicals exports following the ending of international sanctions in January. The
effects are likely to be global with a large amount of basic chemicals entering the market, leading to
downward pressure on prices. However, the country still ..."
Iran is the focus of intensive interest from investors in the petrochemicals industry, particularly European
majors, but there is still an element of risk-aversion in spite of the hype. Although the sanctions are due to
be withdrawn, there is lingering uncertainty. Ad ..."
BMI View: The future of the Iranian petrochemicals industry is brightening, with prospects of a lifting of
sanctions. We note, however, that the country will be unable to ramp up production and attract investment
in the long term unless talks over its nuclear programm ..."
The easing of sanctions will have a positive effect on the Iranian petrochemicals industry with hope for
improved growth in output, according to BMI's latest Iran Petrochemicals Report. However, weak external
markets, the declining cost differential between naphtha an ..."
The surge in capacity expected in 2015 will not be sustainable if feedstock supply is not forthcoming and
markets do not absorb output. While the plants may nominally come on stream, BMI's latest Iran
Petrochemicals Report states that operation rates are likely to be ..."
BMI View: A further easing of international sanctions will be a major boost to the Iranian petrochemicals
industry, which has borne the brunt of the international sanctions regime. However, BMI's latest Iran
Petrochemicals Report foresees infrastructural challenges to ..."
The expected boost to petrochemicals exports following the lifting of international sanctions did not occur
in Q114, but BMI's latest Iran Petrochemicals report expects growth in coming months. Sustained growth
will depend on a number of factors, including permanent r ..."
The Iranian petrochemicals industry will continue to struggle with over-capacity in spite of predicted
economic growth in 2014, due to ongoing international sanctions and slowing demand growth in its main
export market, China. Only protectionism will shield the indust ..."