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Belgium Petrochemicals Report 2016

Belgium Petrochemicals Report 2016

Belgium's export sector has traditionally been dominated by relatively low technology goods supplyingdownstream processors in Germany and elsewhere. However, increased investment throughout the valuechain, particularly in products utilised by the automotive industry, will improve the externalcompetitiveness of the petrochemicals sector. The Belgian petrochemicals industry has managed to buck thetrend in Western Europe with a rise in capacities in some segments.

Chemicals output declined 0.4% y-o-y in the first eight months of 2015, putting the sector on course for afourth year of recession. Meanwhile, rubber production rose just 0.8%, although this came after a robustperformance in recent years. Plastic output grew 3.1%, a rate of growth was more than double the levelachieved in 2014 and considerably better than previous years.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Industry Forecast
Table: Belgium Sector Data And Forecasts, 2012-2020
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (Belgium 2010-2019)
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Europe Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Russia and Ukraine Under Pressure
Table: European Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index (scores out of 100)
Belgium Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Table: Belgium Olefins Facilities
Table: Belgium Aromatics And Intermediates Facilities
Table: Belgium Polyolefins Facilities
Industry Trends And Developments
Upstream And Refining
Table: Refineries In Belgium
Company Profile
Total Petrochemicals
Table: Total financial results
Solvay SA
Table: Solvay Financial Results (EURmn)
Regional Overview
Energy Prices And Greek Crisis Will Determine Margins
Delays and Mothballing in the East
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
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Belgium 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Belgium 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Belgium 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Belgium 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Belgium 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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