Country Overview (Chemicals)

Country Overview (Chemicals)

Country Overview (Chemicals)

Major Chemical Producing Nations

Chemicals are an integral part of modern daily life. They are constituents of materials; parts of preparations and products; and are embedded in complex physical systems. Chemicals are used in a wide variety of products and play an important role in the world economy. While chemicals are a significant contributor to national economies, sound chemical management across the lifecycle—from extraction to disposal—is essential not only to avoid significant risks to human health and the environment along with their associated economic costs, but also to maximize the benefits of their contribution to human well-being.
 
The chemical industry creates an immense variety of products which impinge on virtually every aspect of our lives.

While many of the products from the industry, such as detergents, soaps and perfumes, are purchased directly by the consumer, 70% of chemicals manufactured are used to make products by other industries including other branches of the chemical industry itself. The industry uses a wide range of raw materials, from air and minerals to oil.

There have been breath-taking changes in the chemical industry over the last 10 years or so, not only in Europe and in the US but particularly in China, India, the rest of Asia and Brazil. The chemical industry is one of the largest manufacturing industries in all developed and emerging countries.
 
With increasing competition worldwide, innovation remains crucial in finding new ways for the industry to satisfy its increasingly sophisticated, demanding and environmentally-conscious consumers.
What does the chemical industry produce?
 
The products of the chemical industry can be divided into three categories:
  • Basic chemicals
  • Speciality chemicals
  • Consumer chemicals
Several other categorisations are used but this one is simple and helpful in the context of this web site. Outputs range widely, with basic chemicals produced in huge quantities (millions of tonnes) and some speciality chemicals produced in modest kilogramme quantities but with very high value. As explained in the unit on Chemical Reactors, the choice of reactor is often goverened by the amount of chemical that is to be produced.
 
Major Companies in Chemical Production
 
North America
 
Company Name
Headquarters
DOW Chemicals
Midland, Michigan
ExxonMobil
Irving, Texas
Dupont
Wilmington, Delaware
 
 
South America
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Braskem
Camacari, Brazil
Alpek
San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
Pemex
Mexico City, Mexico
 
Europe
 
Company Name
Headquarters
BASF
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Incos Group
Castello d'Argile, Italy
Royal Dutch Shell
The Hague, Netherlands
 
Middle East
 
Company Name
Headquarters
SABIC
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Orkila Group
Beirut, Lebanon
Qatar Petroleum
Doha, Qatar
 
Africa
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Sasol
Johannesburg, South Africa
AECI
Johannesburg, South Africa
Senmin
Weltevredenpark, South Africa
 
Asia- Pacific
 
Company Name
Headquarters
Sinopec
Beijing, China
Formosa Plastics
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Reliance Industries
Mumbai, India
 
 
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South Korea Petrochemicals Report 2015

South Korea Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 30 2015

South Korea's drive to expand paraxylene (PX) will tap into China's massive deficit in the polyethylene
terephthalate (PET) chain. But BMI's latest South Korea Petrochemicals Report warns that as Chinese
economic growth cools and its capacities develop, export-led growth will have to diversify.
Xylenes capacities surged to 10.5mn tpa in 2014, compared to 6mn tpa in 2010. PX demand has been strong
in recent years, in tandem with new purified terephthalic acid (PTA) plant startups in China. However,

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Peru Petrochemicals Report 2015

Peru Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 21 2015

Peru has the potential to develop a competitive, world-class petrochemicals facility, but progress has been
slow with upstream gas production likely to take years to develop, according to BMI's latest Peru
Petrochemicals report.
With proven gas reserves of over 400bcm, by 2019 Peru should have the ability to extract 1.5bcm of ethane
for use in petrochemicals production. This would support the production of a large-scale petrochemicals
complex with competitively priced output that could compete with the US's new shale-based units.

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Taiwan Petrochemicals Report 2015

Taiwan Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 21 2015

Taiwan's petrochemicals industry depends on its ability to compete on the Asian market, but BMI's latest
Taiwan Petrochemicals report states that the island could find itself crowded out as a result of rising
Chinese self-sufficiency and growth in low-cost shale-based ethane-fed production in the US.
In 2014, Taiwan saw the beginning of a recovery in petrochemicals in line with overall manufacturing
growth. Among the strongest end-use markets was the automotive industry, which helped offset lacklustre

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Venezuela Petrochemicals Report 2015

Venezuela Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 21 2015

BMI View: Progress on the expansion of the Venezuelan petrochemicals industry has been slow and
undermined by the government's policy in upstream sectors that provide feedstock and its general
indifference to improving the investment climate.
Venezuela will be unable to move towards self-sufficiency under the current business environment in which
the government has assumed a high degree of managerial control and intervention in the economy. There
were high hopes that strong projected growth in oil and gas output would support investment in the

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United States Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

United States Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
The US petrochemicals industry saw a decline in resins output and sales in 2014, but with capacity growth set to abate until 2016 at the earliest, BMI expects tightening markets in 2015 that should help protect margins from foreign competition. In the January-October 2014 period, resin output was down 2.5% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 28.1mn tonnes amid a spate of unplanned cracker outages.
 
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Brazil Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Brazil Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
The Brazilian petrochemicals industry is struggling to raise its capacity utilisation rates to sustainable levels in the face of fierce competition and declining domestic competitiveness, according to BMI's latest Brazil Petrochemicals report. Chemicals production fell 4.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) from January to October 2014 with the average capacity utilization standing at 79%, three percentage points down compared to the same period in 2013.
 
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Chile Petrochemicals Report 2015

Chile Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
With capacity slashed permanently in 2014, the Chilean petrochemicals industry will remain a marginal, local player that will struggle to compete on the domestic market, according to BMI's Chile Petrochemicals Report. With feedstock restraints undermining production and investment, the Chilean market will be import-dependent over the medium-term although growth will be unimpressive.
 
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Nigeria Petrochemicals Report 2015

Nigeria Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
Growth in gas production is set to spur downstream petrochemicals industries, particularly fertiliser and methanol, but BMI's latest Nigeria Petrochemicals report warns that the business environment remains uncertain and will no doubt be affected by the turbulence that comes with presidential elections, which are due in February 2015.
 
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Singapore Petrochemicals Report 2015

Singapore Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
Singapore's petrochemicals industry continued to surge in 2014 as aromatics production capacity was boosted by projects on Jurong Island, securing the city state's position as a major supplier to the Chinese market, according to BMI's latest Singapore Petrochemicals report. In 2014, BMI estimates petrochemicals output growth of around 16%, compared to 7% chemicals growth.
 
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Slovakia Petrochemicals Report 2015

Slovakia Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Jan 14 2015
Uncertainty clouds prospects for the Slovakian petrochemicals market in 2015 following a year of growth, as the eurozone shows volatility that will affect domestic end-use industries such the car production. Meanwhile, an increase in low density polyethylene capacity (LDPE) is expected.
 
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Opportunity in the Indian Dyestuff Market - 2015; Market size, Market share, Market landscape, Market trend analysis, Growth drivers, Future opportunity, Future forecast

Opportunity in the Indian Dyestuff Market - 2015; Market size, Market share, Market landscape, Market trend analysis, Growth drivers, Future opportunity, Future forecast

Date Published: Jan 12 2015
Opportunity in the Indian Dyestuff Market 2015 report provides an insight into opportunity in the Indian Dyestuff current market scenario, structure and practices.
 
In depth market scenario includes;
  • Current market size estimates, including Domestic, Exports and Imports
  • Market size by players – Top Companies
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Opportunity in Industrial Coating Market in India - 2015; Market size, Market share, Market landscape, Market trend analysis, Growth drivers, Future opportunity, Future forecast

Opportunity in Industrial Coating Market in India - 2015; Market size, Market share, Market landscape, Market trend analysis, Growth drivers, Future opportunity, Future forecast

Date Published: Jan 12 2015
Opportunity in Industrial Coating Market in India 2015 report provides an insight into the Opportunity in Industrial Coating current market scenario, structure and practices in India.
 
In depth market scenario includes;
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Adhesive  Markets in China

Adhesive Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Adhesive has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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 Dyes and Pigments Markets in China

Dyes and Pigments Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Dyes and Pigments has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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Solvent Markets in China

Solvent Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Solvent has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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MDI and TDI  Markets in China

MDI and TDI Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for MDI and TDI has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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Acetone Markets in China

Acetone Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Acetone has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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Phenol Markets in China

Phenol Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Phenol has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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Fatty Acid Markets in China

Fatty Acid Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Fatty Acid has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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Defoaming Agents Markets in China

Defoaming Agents Markets in China

Date Published: Jan 1 2015

China's demand for Defoaming Agents has grown at a fast pace in the past decade. In the next decade, both production and demand will continue to grow. The Chinese economy maintains a high speed growth which has been stimulated by the consecutive increases of industrial output, import & export, consumer consumption and capital investment for over two decades. This new study examines China's economic trends, investment environment, industry development, supply and demand, industry capacity, industry structure, marketing channels and major industry participants.

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