Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q4 2016

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Date: 07-Sep-2016
No. of pages: 90

The Saudi government is targeting national petrochemicals output of 115mn tonnes in 2016, which

represents a 46% increase since 2013. There are 26 petrochemicals projects under construction at a cost of

USD15bn while another 42 are planned over the next five years at an estimated cost of USD46bn. However,

there is the ongoing threat from growth in Iranian exports and the slowdown in the Chinese market. The

scale of the Saudi industry should secure the country's position as one of the highest-scoring

petrochemicals-producing countries in the world. Moreover, the industry is moving increasingly towards

mixed feedstocks, which should allow some flexibility in defending margins in a low oil-price environment.

Saudi petrochemicals earnings have been hit hard by falling product prices as they are closely tied to the

price of oil. Petrochemical producers' profits are narrowing as product prices are linked to crude prices,

which have remained stubbornly low. Saudi producers will be unable to compensate for the loss of this

margin by increasing product prices. Instead, they will have to improve efficiency, although they are

already some of the lowest-cost producers globally.

Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Report Q4 2016

Table of Contents

BMI Industry View 7
SWOT 8
Political 10
Economic 12
Operational Risk 14
Industry Forecast 16
Table: Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Capacity, 2012-2020 19
Macroeconomic Forecast 22
Economic Outlook 22
Industry Risk/Reward Index 29
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index 29
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q4 2016 33
Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index 34
Market Overview 35
Table: Saudi Arabia - Cracker Capacity '000tpa 38
Industry Trends And Developments 40
Developments 40
Fertiliser 47
Other Projects 47
Upstream Resources 48
Company Profile 50
Sabic 50
Sipchem 54
Chevron Phillips 56
ExxonMobil 58
Royal Dutch Shell 60
Saudi Aramco 62
Regional Overview 67
Middle East And Africa Overview 67
Global Industry Overview 73
Demographic Forecast 80
Demographic Outlook 80
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 81
Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 81
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 82
Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 82
Table: Population By Age Group % (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025) 83
Glossary 85
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms 85
Methodology 86
Industry Forecast Methodology 86
Risk/Reward Index Methodology 88
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators 89
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 90

List of Tables

Table: Saudi Arabia Petrochemicals Capacity, 2012-2020
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q4 2016
Table: Saudi Arabia - Cracker Capacity '000tpa
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Saudi Arabia 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators
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