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GCC Petrochemicals

March 27 , 2013

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Executive Summary

GCC petrochemicals companies are amongst the lowest cost manufacturers in the world owing to cheap feedstock and energy costs. Given their strategic location and development as a major transportation hub, GCC petrochemicals producers enjoy a huge competitive advantage over others. Over the next few years, GCC countries will strive hard to prove their dominance in the petrochemical sector in an effort to diversify their economies away from Oil & Gas revenues. Development of large scale petrochemical complexes will serve the dual purpose of diversification as well as employment generation.

_In this report we provide several metrics for GCC petrochemicals industry which includes historical trend and forecast of the GCC petrochemicals capacity, price movement of key petrochemical commodities, details of top ethylene producing countries and top global ethylene producers and value of GCC petrochemicals projects at different stages. The country profile sections for each GCC country apart from giving an overview of petrochemical industry also provides details of major petrochemical projects under execution for that country. The company profile section gives rich details of some major GCC petrochemicals companies in terms of stock performance, major shareholders, recent developments & updates, production capacities and important financial & risk metrics.

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • GCC Petrochemical Industry - Key Differentiating Factors
  • Key Challenges
  • Petrochemical Products
  • Expansion Plans
  • The Way Forward
Appendix 1: Petrochemical Industry Process cycle Appendix 2: Glossary Appendix 3: GCC Petrochemical Companies - Snapshot Appendix 4: GCC Petrochemical Companies - Stock Performance – Annualized Returns Appendix 5: Saudi Arabian Petrochemical Companies Appendix 6: Qatar Petrochemical Companies Appendix 7: UAE Petrochemical Companies Appendix 8: Kuwait Petrochemical Companies Appendix 9: Oman Petrochemical Companies Appendix 10: Bahrain Petrochemical Companies

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