United States Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

United States Petrochemicals Report Q2 2016

The US petrochemicals market was expected to see some tightening in H116 amid plant turnarounds, butoverall the year will see a softening of prices amid slower end-market growth and rising output. As a result,US petrochemicals margins are set to decline, undermining profitability and potentially prompting delays inexpansion projects.In 2016, the US petrochemicals industry is likely to witness more downside risk. The Chemical ActivityBarometer (CAB) three-month moving average (3MMA), a leading economic indicator created by theAmerican Chemistry Council (ACC), slipped 0.1% in February following flat performance in January andtwo months of revised gains in November and December 2015. However, the level in February was still up1.5% y-o-y. In February, production-related indicators were mixed, reflecting some improvement in plasticresins used in packaging, as well as a downturn in certain performance chemistries related to the oil and gassector.US petrochemicals' competitiveness is being challenged as its dominant ethane feedstock faces Asian andEuropean rivals that are benefitting from sustained low naphtha feedstock costs. US production retains afavourable edge in the cost curve, supply chains are well integrated and feed is sufficient to fulfil thedemand of new capacity. However, lower margins could lead to some projects being postponed orreconsidered.

BMI Industry View
Operational Risk
Industry Forecast
Table: US Petrochemicals Industry, 2012-2020 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated)
Macroeconomic Forecasts
Economic Analysis
Industry Risk/Reward Ratings
Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index
Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Rewards Ratings
Market Overview
Table: Geographical Concentration Of Chemicals Production
Industry Trends And Developments
Mergers and Acquisitions
Cracker Developments
Table: US Cracker Projects
Table: US Petrochemicals Expansions under consideration
Polymers And Intermediates
Regulatory Development
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Competitive Landscape
Table: Olefins Production Capacity ('000tpa)
Table: Aromatics And Derivatives Capacity ('000tpa)
Mixed Xylenes
Table: Xylenes Capacity ('000tpa)
Table: US Polyethylene Manufacturing And Applications
Table: PE Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Table: US PP Capacity ('000tpa)
Table: PVC Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Table: PS Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET)
Table: US Petrochemicals Sector - PET Chain Capacity ('000tpa)
Company Profile
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company
Dow Chemical
Table: Dow Financial Results (USmn)
Table: Huntsman (USDmn)
Table: LyondellBasell Financial Results (USDmn)
Shell Chemicals
Westlake Chemical
Table: Westlake Chemical Financial Results (USDmn)
Regional Overview
Americas Overview
Table: Planned Cracker Projects
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 (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 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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