United States Petrochemicals Report

 Published On: Oct, 2016 |    No of Pages: 114 |  Published By: BMI Petrochemicals | Format: PDF
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The United States Petrochemicals Report has been researched at source, and features BMI Research's market assessment and independent forecasts for key petrochemicals sub-sectors. The report also analyses the impact of regulatory changes, recent developments and the background macroeconomic outlook and features competitive landscapes comparing companies by products and services, sales, market share, investments, projects, partners and expansion strategies.

BMI's United States Petrochemicals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the American petrochemicals industry.

Key Benefits

-Benchmark BMI's independent petrochemicals industry forecasts to test other views - a key input for successful budgetary and planning in the American petrochemicals market.
-Target business opportunities and risks in the American petrochemicals sector through our reviews of latest industry trends, regulatory changes and major deals, projects and investments in United States.
-Assess the activities, strategy and market position of your competitors, partners and clients via our Company Profiles (inc. KPIs and latest activity).


BMI Industry View

Summary of BMI’s key industry forecasts, views and trend analysis, covering the petrochemicals markets, regulatory changes, major investments, projects and company developments.

Industry SWOT Analysis

Analysis of the major Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within the petrochemicals sector and within the broader political, economic and business environment.

BMI Industry Forecasts

Historic data series (2009-2013) and forecasts to end-2019 for key industry and economic indicators, supported by explicit assumptions, plus analysis of key risks to the main forecasts. Indicators include:

-Energy: Oil production (‘000 b/d), oil consumption (‘000 b/d), net oil exports (‘000 b/d), gas production (bcm), gas consumption (bcm), net gas exports (bcm), oil refinery capacity (‘000 b/d).
-Petrochemicals: Ethylene capacity (‘000 tpa), ethylene production (‘000 tpa), ethylene consumption (‘000 tpa), polyethylene capacity (‘000 tpa), polypropylene capacity (‘000 tpa), polyvinyl chloride capacity (‘000 tpa), polyolefins consumption (‘000 tpa).
-Oil Products Prices: Price forecasts for all major oil-based products (USD/bbl) at major global energy trading hubs.
-Economic: Nominal GDP (USDbn), real GDP growth (%), GDP per capita (USD), population (mn), unemployment (%), exchange rate (against USD).

BMI’s Petrochemicals Risk Reward Index

BMI’s Risk Reward Indices provide investors (both corporate and financial) looking for opportunities in the region with a clear country-comparative assessment of a market’s risks and potential rewards. Each of the country markets are scored using a sophisticated model that includes more than 40 industry, economic and demographic data points to provide indices of highest to lowest appeal to investors, with each position explained.

Market Overview

Structure, size and value of the industry sector; overview of the industry landscape and key players; assessment of the business operating environment and the latest regulatory developments.

Industry Trends & Developments

Evaluation of company and sector-wide developments, including key projects (as well as expansion plans), latest company financial details and proposed international ventures.

Company Profiles*

Examines the competitive positioning and short- to medium-term business strategies of key industry players. Strategy is examined within the context of BMI’s industry forecasts, our macroeconomic views and our understanding of the wider competitive landscape. The latest financial and operating statistics and key company developments are also incorporated within the company profiles, enabling a full evaluation of recent company performance and future growth prospects.

Global & Regional Market Overview

Analysis of the key trends driving the global industry, including worldwide output/capacity and demand analysis across ethylene, polyethylene, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene, polyethylene terephthalate and polypropylene. The regional analysis looks at the implications of local and global trends on specific company activity.

Sub-sectors covered by the Petrochemicals Reports include:

Oil & Gas, Oil Refining, Olefins (ethylene, propylene), Polyolefins (polyethylene, polypropylene), Polyvinyl Chloride, Polystyrene

Please note – not all country Reports cover all sub-sectors – see website for details.


The Petrochemicals Market Reports are based on a network of primary sources, such as multilateral organisations (ACC, APLA, Cefi c, ICCA, ICMA), national chambers of commerce and industry, national statistical offi ces, government ministries and central banks, and multinational companies.
BMI Industry View . 7
Political .. 11
Economic  12
Operational Risk . 13
Industry Forecast  14
Table: US Petrochemicals Industry, 2012-2020 ('000tpa, unless otherwise stated)      . . 18
Macroeconomic Forecasts ....... 19
Economic Analysis .......... 19
Table: Risk Scenarios   . 22
Industry Risk/Reward Index ..... 23
Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index ........ 23
Table: Americas Petrochemicals Risk/Rewards Ratings    25
Market Overview . 26
Table: Geographical Concentration Of Chemicals Production  . . 28
Industry Trends And Developments ... 30
Table: US Cracker Projects . . . . 32
Table: US Petrochemicals Expansions under consideration   . 32
Polymers And Intermediates ....... 35
Fertiliser .......... 37
Refining  38
Regulatory Development .......... 39
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)  40
Competitive Landscape . 44
Upstream .......... 44
Table: Olefins Production Capacity ('000tpa)      46
Table: Aromatics And Derivatives Capacity ('000tpa)    . . 50
Table: Xylenes Capacity ('000tpa). . . 51
Table: US Polyethylene Manufacturing And Applications   . . . 53
Table: PE Chain Capacity ('000tpa)53
Table: US PP Capacity ('000tpa). . . 58
Table: PVC Chain Capacity ('000tpa)       . . . 58
Table: PS Chain Capacity ('000tpa). 60
Table: US Petrochemicals Sector - PET Chain Capacity ('000tpa) . . . . 62
Company Profile .. 64
BP ......... 64
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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company ....... 67
Dow Chemical .... 70
Table: Dow Financial Results (USmn)       . . . 73
ExxonMobil ........ 74
Huntsman .......... 78
Table: Huntsman (USDmn)  79
Ineos ...... 80
LyondellBasell .... 82
Table: LyondellBasell Financial Results (USDmn)     83
Shell Chemicals ... 84
Westlake Chemical .......... 87
Regional Overview ......... 90
Americas Overview ......... 90
Table: Planned Cracker Projects. . . . 96
Global Industry Overview .......... 97
Demographic Forecast  104
Table: Population Headline Indicators (United States 1990-2025) . . . 105
Table: Key Population Ratios (United States 1990-2025)   . . . 105
Table: Urban/Rural Population & Life Expectancy (United States 1990-2025)       106
Table: Population By Age Group (United States 1990-2025)  . . . . 106
Table: Population By Age Group % (United States 1990-2025)  . 107
Glossary .. 109
Table: Glossary Of Petrochemicals Terms      . . . 109
Methodology ...... 110
Industry Forecast Methodology  110
Risk/Reward Index Methodology .......... 112
Table: Petrochemicals Risk/Reward Index Indicators    . . 113
Table: Weighting Of Indicators 114
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