New Market Research Report: Poland Petrochemicals Report Q1 2015

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Published: Thu Dec 11 2014

Although petrochemicals output fell in 2014, BMI's latest Poland Petrochemicals Report predicts an improved performance in 2015 as end use industrial consumers - particularly in the automotive and construction industries - see a more optimistic scenario on both domestic and external markets.

Major polymers witnessed a sharp decline in output in the first nine months of 2014, suggesting that capacity utilisation was low. Polyethylene was down 6.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 249,300 tonnes, polypropylene fell 15.5% to 166,900 tonnes, PVC declined 9.9% to 210,700 tonnes and synthetic rubber fell 2.3% to 143,000 tonnes. Weaker export orders have been blamed for the softening Polish industrial production data. A deceleration in manufacturing output was the main driver for the decline, most likely due to weaker German demand. This is broadly in line with our expectations for weaker German demand for Polish exports.

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In 2014 Poland had olefins of 700,000tpa ethylene, 475,000tpa propylene and 60,000tpa butadiene. Polymer capacities include 320,000tpa high-density polyethylene (HDPE), 170,000tpa low-density polyethylene (LDPE), 400,000tpa PP, 550,000tpa PVC, 90,000tpa polystyrene (PS) and 120,000tpa polyethylene terephthalate (PET). In the fertiliser segment, it had capacities of 1.4mn tpa in both ammonia and urea.

These capacities are unlikely to change radically over the medium-term, particularly with prospects for shale gas exploitation diminishing and with them the chance of expanding olefins production

* A recovery in output will depend on export-led industries, which are expected to see stronger performance. In terms of market segments, sentiment appears to be recovering in the construction industry, which is a major consumer of tubing and PVC. More crucially, the automotive sector - a consumer of engineering plastics, synthetic rubbers and polyurethanes - is set for export-led growth following years of decline. Growth will follow an upwards trend over...

The Poland Petrochemicals Report has been researched at source, and features Business Monitor International (BMI)'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 Poland Petrochemicals Report provides industry professionals and strategists, sector analysts, trade associations and regulatory bodies with independent forecasts and competitive intelligence on the Polish 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 Polish petrochemicals market.

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