France Petrochemicals Report Q2 2015

France Petrochemicals Report Q2 2015

French petrochemicals output growth will slow in 2015 following a relatively strong year in 2014 due topoorer household consumption and sluggish export markets, according to BMI's latest FrancePetrochemicals Report. While Total's closure of 400,000tpa of ethylene capacity in 2015 is regarded as thefinal major plant closure over the medium-term, the reduction of capacity since the 2008 financial crisismeans that in volume terms the industry is unlikely to return to its previous strength.

After a stagnation of activity in 2013, European chemical production grew by 1.9% in 2014 with output setto rise by a further 2.0% in 2015. Growth slowed over 2014, reflecting a weak economic recovery and aweakening in demand from consumer industries. However, the structure of growth is changing with organicchemicals - including polymers and aromatics - growing very little in 2015, while inorganics takeprominence.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: France's Chemicals And Petrochemicals Sector, 2012-2019
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Table: GDP By Expenditure (France 2011-2019)
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Europe Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: European Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index (scores out of 100)
France Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Table: French Chemical Industry Trends Value In EURbn
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Table: Total financial results (EURbn)
Regional Overview
Europe Overview
Trouble In The East
Declining Capacities
Global Industry Overview
Outlook for 2015: Falling prices
Medium-term outlook
China versus the US: feedstock wars
Table: Top 10 Ethylene Producers, 2013
Global - Crude Oil, Refined Fuels And Natural Gas Prices, 10-year Forecasts
Table: Energy Price Forecasts (Global 2013-2018)
Table: Energy Price Forecasts (Global 2019-2024)
Demographic Forecast
Table: Population Headline Indicators (France 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (France 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (France 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (France 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (France 1990-2025)
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms
Industry Forecast Methodology
Risk/Reward Index Methodology
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators
Table: Weighting Of Indicators

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