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South Africa Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

South Africa Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

BMI View: The South African petrochemicals industry witnessed a contraction in 2015 amid slow overall economic growth. The industry is in recession and it could take at least two years before returning to growth as key petrochemicals sectors flatline in a difficult operating environment. The sector is the worst affected area of an economy that is enduring sub-2% growth and falling competitiveness.In 2015, basic chemicals output fell 0.9% y-o-y, while plastic fell 2.2% and rubber declined 1.2%.

However, some signs of recovery were seen in H215 with uptrends in plastics and chemicals. In terms ofend-markets, the construction sector is enduring a poor performance, which is helping to depress demandfor construction-related polymers. On the upside, the automotive industry enjoyed a boom in 2015 andrising local content in cars manufactured in South Africa offers further opportunities for consumptiongroup.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: South Africa's Chemicals & Petrochemicals Sector, 2012-2020
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Table: Economic Activity (South Africa 2010-2019)
Industry Risk/Reward Index
MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: MEA Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index - Q2 2016
South Africa Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Market Overview
Industry Trends And Developments
Company Profile
Table: Sasol - Financial Results, Financial Year Ending June 30 (ZARmn), 2010-2014
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
Demographic Outlook
Table: Population Headline Indicators (South Africa 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (South Africa 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (South Africa 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (South Africa 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (South Africa 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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