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Czech Republic Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

Czech Republic Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

Czech polymers production appears to be unaffected by the shutdown of Unipetrol's cracker in August2015 due to a fire, which will keep it out of operation until July 2016. The growth in margins on polyolefinsat Unipetrol is an indication that the Czech Republic's market environment has improved. Export marketswill be key to growth, with the German market remaining pivotal for the export of the country'smanufactured products, particularly vehicles, which absorb the bulk of Czech petrochemicals productionIn 2015, Czech chemicals output growth declined 4.5% y-o-y, and rubber and plastics rose by 9% y-o-y.

Low naphtha costs have improved the competitiveness of the sector and boosted polyolefins margins, whilehigher sales volumes - particularly in the polypropylene segment - have been led by a manufacturing surge.

Export-led industries have stimulated petrochemicals consumption, helping to raise cracker capacityutilisation to 89% before the cracker closure; capacity utilisation declined to 72% from August.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Czech Republic Petrochemicals Data And Forecasts
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Europe Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: European Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index (scores out of 100)
Czech Republic Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Spolchemie
Unipetrol
Regional Overview
Plant Turnarounds
Table: Europe Plant Turnarounds
Global Industry Overview
Global Crude Oil, Refined Fuels And Natural Gas Prices
Table: Global Energy Price Forecasts (2014
2019)
Table: Global Energy Price Forecasts (2020
2025)
Demographic Data
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (Czech Republic 1990
2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Czech Republic 1990
2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Czech Republic 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Czech Republic 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Czech Republic 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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