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Italy Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

Italy Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

The Italian petrochemicals market is brightening as growth returns to the manufacturing sector, withstronger economic growth bolstered by both domestic demand and export growth. However, more andmore of Italy's petrochemicals requirements are imported as the country's industry emerges from a period ofmassive capacity cutbacks, with potentially more in store. Italy's main petrochemicals producer, Versalis, isresponding by diversifying its Italian operations into high-value bio-plastics, a reorientation that is likely topay off.

The revived 490,000 tonnes per annum (tpa) Porto Marghera cracker will continue operations in 2016following an agreement with an unnamed buyer for an unknown supply of ethylene. Lower naphthafeedstock costs are enabling it to continue operating longer than the planned date of closure in September2015. Eventually, the plant will be replaced by bio-based chemical plants. While the cost of naphtha hasfallen sharply alongside the decline in the price of crude, structural problems within the Italianpetrochemicals industry mean this is insufficient to hold back and reverse the tide of plant closures andrationalisations.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Italy Petrochemical Sector Forecasts
Macroeconomic Forecast
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Index
Europe Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
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
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 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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