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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India Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

India Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Date Published: Dec 17 2014

BMI View: Growth in investment and output has been undermined in part by the indefinite closure of the
Haldia petrochemicals complex. However, we expect improvements to the country's outlook in the years
ahead under the new Modi administration.
Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL)'s temporary but indefinite closure in July 2014 prompted BMI to
remove the complex's capacities from medium-term forecasts, including 670,000 tonnes per annum (tpa)
ethylene, 700,000tpa of polyethylene (PE) and 340,000tpa polypropylene (PP). Having a 12.8% share of the

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Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Petrochemicals Report 2015

Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Dec 17 2014

Russia's economic problems stemming from its trade war with the West are having a negative impact on the
Central Asian petrochemicals market with Kazakhstan's imports dropping sharply in 2014. BMI's latest
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Petrochemicals Report anticipates further falls in imports as both states prepare
for a surge in capacity in 2016.
Both Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan will have sufficient production to cover domestic needs with a surplus

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Azerbaijan Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Azerbaijan Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

Date Published: Dec 17 2014

Azerbaijan was set to meet production targets for basic petrochemicals in 2014, although there were
downturns in other chemical segments and value-added production, according to BMI's latest Azerbaijan
Petrochemicals Report.
In the first nine months of 2014, Azerbaijan produced 68,100 tonnes of polyethylene (PE) up 23.7% y-o-y.
In 2013, the country saw PE output rise 13.9% y-o-y to 76,000 tonnes. This put the country on course to
exceed the government's target of 107,000 tonnes and reach full nameplate operational capacity. In other

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Bulgaria Petrochemicals Report 2015

Bulgaria Petrochemicals Report 2015

Date Published: Dec 17 2014

The Bulgarian petrochemicals industry is recovering but remains vulnerable to supply-side shocks in the
form of gas feedstock restrictions and high oil prices as well as sluggish external demand, according to
BMI's latest Bulgaria Petrochemicals report.
Bulgarian petrochemicals output enjoyed a surge in 2014 as the country's economy began its recovery in
earnest. The index for rubber and plastic output surged by an average of 15.7% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the

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Global Ethylene Outlook - Continuing Global Expansion of Ethylene Capacity through 2020 Led by the US and China

Global Ethylene Outlook - Continuing Global Expansion of Ethylene Capacity through 2020 Led by the US and China

Date Published: Nov 30 2014

Global Ethylene Outlook - Continuing Global Expansion of Ethylene Capacity through 2020 Led by the US and China

Summary

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Egypt Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Egypt Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 22 2014

The expansion of the Egyptian petrochemicals industry is likely to go ahead, although delays are expected.
Greater political stability under the new administration should bring about more clarity in the business
environment and reduced risk over the medium-term, according to BMI's latest Egypt Petrochemicals
Report.
Egypt's Minister of Petroleum Sherif Ismail said in Q214 that completion of many petrochemical projects in
Egypt have been delayed owing to the paucity of natural gas supplies in Egypt. Domestic petrochemical

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Thailand Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Thailand Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 22 2014

Thailand's petrochemicals outlook is clouded by the domestic political crisis and the local market
slowdown, but hopes for export-oriented growth to offset slower sales back home are being diminished by
slow Chinese growth, warns BMI's latest Thailand Petrochemicals Report.
We cautioned in previous quarterly reports that a prolonged stalemate of the country's precarious political
situation would result in enduring weakness in the market and exert a downside risk to the petrochemicals

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Brazil Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Brazil Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 15 2014

The Brazilian chemicals industry continues to lose competitiveness due to its dependence on high cost
feedstocks and the effects of water shortages and electricity black-outs, according to BMI's latest Brazil
Petrochemicals Report.
In H114, the Brazilian petrochemicals industry saw a negative performance in all polymer segments.
Domestic production of thermoplastic resins dropped by 5.2% y-o-y and the capacity utilisation rate was
down three percentage points compared to H113 to 78%. In the 12 months to end-June 2014, production fell

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India Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

India Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 15 2014

BMI View: The uneven development of the Indian economy is being mirrored in the development of the
petrochemicals industry with capacity continuing to surge in the west and north, while the east has seen a
major failure of operations at Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd (HPL) that is causing major concerns for
downstream producers, states BMI's latest India Petrochemicals Report.
HPL is one of the largest manufacturers of high density polyethylene (HDPE) in the country, supplying

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Philippines Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Philippines Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 15 2014

The Philippines' first cracker has witnessed a difficult start to operations with a temporary halt in mid-June
2014 when the facility broke down leading to a big fire, but BMI's latest Philippines Petrochemicals Report
expects the facility to ramp up operations in H214 and facilitate strong polymers output growth in coming
months.
The company was on the third phase of its plant commissioning when the accident occurred. The cracker
restarted in early August 2014 and ordered 30,000 tonnes of naphtha for operations in September 2014 as it

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United States Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

United States Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 15 2014

BMI View: The US petrochemicals industry continues to expand on the back of growth in ethane
availability as a result of shale gas exploitation. With exports and domestic demand growing, industrial
growth is firming up and giving a positive scenario over the medium term. However, a glut in global
capacity as a result of new crackers in the US will put pressure on margins in the long term.
According to data from the American Chemistry Council (ACC) US production of major plastic resins

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Paint Industry in India - 2014

Paint Industry in India - 2014

Date Published: Oct 13 2014

This report provides an insight into the Paint Industry current scenario, structure and practices in India.

In depth market scenario includes;
- Market estimate of Paint Industry in India for FY14
- Geographical presence of key players in India
- Providing insights into Industry drivers and challenges and their impact on the future market
- Regulatory bodies and their roles
- Future Market projections for 5 years
- Opportunities in the Industry

Market data and analytics are derived from a combination of primary and secondary sources.

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PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipes Market in India - 2014

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipes Market in India - 2014

Date Published: Oct 13 2014

This report provides an insight into the PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipes current market scenario, structure and practices in India.

In depth market scenario includes;
- Market estimate of PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) Pipes in India for FY14
- Geographical presence of key players in India
- Providing insights into Industry drivers and challenges and their impact on the future market
- Regulatory bodies and their roles
- Future Market projections for 5 years
- Opportunities in the Industry

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Ethanol Industry in India - 2014

Ethanol Industry in India - 2014

Date Published: Oct 13 2014

This report provides an insight into the Ethanol current market scenario, structure and practices in India.

In depth market scenario includes;
- Market estimate of Ethanol in India for FY14
- Geographical presence of key players in India
- Providing insights into Industry drivers and challenges and their impact on the future market
- Regulatory bodies and their roles
- Future Market projections for 5 years
- Opportunities in the Industry

Market data and analytics are derived from a combination of primary and secondary sources

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Indonesia Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Indonesia Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 8 2014
Strong growth in petrochemicals capacity should improve Indonesia's self-sufficiency, but it will still need to import products. However, BMI's latest Indonesia Petrochemicals Report warns the country's naphthafed sector is competing with low-cost ethane-based producers in the Middle East and the US.
 
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China Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

China Petrochemicals Report Q4 2014

Date Published: Oct 8 2014
While Chinese petrochemicals output has grown in recent months, BMI's latest China Petrochemicals Report expects market conditions to worsen in key segments as the economy slows amid falling growth in consumer demand. In the first seven months of 2014, ethylene output grew 6.2% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 9.96mn tonnes while plastics in primary forms rose 11.8% y-o-y to 39.74mn tonnes as the production of plastic products increased 8.5% to 41.78mn tonnes.
 
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Global Database of the Top 1000 Plastics Bag and Pouch Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Global Database of the Top 1000 Plastics Bag and Pouch Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Date Published: Oct 1 2014

This company database offers valuable information on top 1000 plastics bag and pouch producers in the world which makes the database an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key company information in readily accessible and clearly presented format. The database is essential for companies who want to find out more about the leading players on the market or to find and contact potential customers and partners.

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Basic Chemical Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Global Database of the Top 1000 Basic Chemical Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Date Published: Oct 1 2014

This company database offers valuable information on top 1000 basic chemical producers in the world which makes the database an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key company information in readily accessible and clearly presented format. The database is essential for companies who want to find out more about the leading players on the market or to find and contact potential customers and partners.

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Tire Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Global Database of the Top 1000 Tire Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

Date Published: Oct 1 2014

This company database offers valuable information on top 1000 tire producers in the world which makes the database an invaluable resource for industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key company information in readily accessible and clearly presented format. The database is essential for companies who want to find out more about the leading players on the market or to find and contact potential customers and partners.

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Global Database of the Top 1000 Plastic Film and Sheet Producers - Company Names, Financial Performance, Key Executives, and Contact Details

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Date Published: Oct 1 2014

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