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Italy Petrochemicals Report Q1 2016

Italy Petrochemicals Report Q1 2016

In spite of a return to economic growth in 2015 and 2016 and cheaper oil prices, Italy's petrochemicalsmarket looks in a precarious state. While the automotive industry is expected to post solid growth, theconstruction industry remains in recession. More and more of Italy's petrochemicals requirements,however, are imported as the country's industry emerges from a period of massive capacity cutbacks, withpotentially more in store.

The 490,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) Porto Marghera cracker was reopened in February 2015 and is likely tocontinue operations well into 2016. This extension of life to the cracker, which is scheduled for permanentclosure, was initially intended to serve customers of Shell's operations in the Netherlands, which weretemporarily shut down. However, lower naphtha feedstock costs are enabling it to continue operating longerthan the planned date of closure in September 2015. Eventually, the plant will be replaced by bio-basedchemical plants.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Italy Petrochemical Sector Forecasts
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Table: Real GDP Growth Forecasts
Table: Italy Private Consumption Forecasts
Table: Italy Public Consumption Forecasts
Table: Italy Fixed Investment Forecasts
Table: Italy Net Export Forecasts
Industry Risk Reward Ratings
Europe Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Russia and Ukraine Under Pressure
Table: European Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index (scores out of 100)
Italy Petrochemicals Risk Reward Index
Market Overview
Table: Italy Petrochemical Sector - Cracker Capacity Data
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Table: Versalis Financial Results
Table: LyondellBasell: Global Financial Results (USDmn)
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 (Italy 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Italy 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Italy 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Italy 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Italy 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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