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Kuwait Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

Kuwait Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

As an export-oriented sector, Kuwait's petrochemicals industry will be highly dependent on externalmarkets, particularly Asia. The global market downturn is affecting strategic decisions by thesector. Karo was looking to develop its production facilities and improve the performance and flexibility ofits aromatics complex and Petrochemicals Industries Company (PIC) is examining the viability of morearomatics plants. However, there has been no further progress on these plans.

Externalities will be crucial to the performance of the Kuwaiti petrochemicals industry and unless theindustry sustains a competitive edge, it will suffer diminishing margins on production. While thepredominantly naphtha-fed sector has taken advantage of the recent decline in crude prices, it may strugglewith the surge in output from Iran following sanctions relief as well as low-cost output from US shale-fedproducers. Yet, it still has better prospects than most petrochemicals producers in the Arabian Gulf.


BMI Industry View
SWOT
Political
Economic
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: Kuwait: Petrochemicals Projects
Table: Kuwait Petrochemicals, 2012
2020f
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Kuwait
Key Economic Indicators
GDP By Expenditure
Table: Kuwait
Private Consumption Forecasts
Table: Kuwait
Government Consumption Forecasts
Table: Kuwait
Fixed Investment Forecasts
Table: Kuwait
Net Exports Forecasts
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Q2 2016
Kuwait Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Upstream
Petrochemicals
Fertiliser
Company Profile
Equate Petrochemical Company
Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
Regional Overview
Middle East And Africa Overview
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 (Kuwait 1990
2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (Kuwait 1990
2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (Kuwait 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (Kuwait 1990
2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (Kuwait 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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